We just read a great GQ story called “Blindsided: The Jerry Joseph Story.”Here’s 100 word-version:
Jerry Joseph showed up in Odessa, Texas in 2009, claiming he was a 15-year-old kid who grew up homeless in Haiti.
He lived with Permian High School (the one from Friday Night Lights) basketball coach Danny Wright.
The 6’5″ Joseph became a star basketball player.
At an AAU tournament in Arkansas, another team’s coach approached Jerry and said, “Hey, Geurd, what’s going on?”
rumours surfaced that “Jerry Jones” was actually a 22-year-old from Florida named Geurdwich Montimer.
He was later arrested.
Right now, he’s sitting in jail facing tampering and statutory rape charges, but still contends that he is Jerry Joseph.
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