Fox Sports — When Chad Jordan took the field to play in the Tampa Bay Youth Football League, he may have looked like a man among boys.
And there was a reason for that.
Jordan was actually Julious Javone Threatts, a 21-year-old who posed as a middle schooler, joined the youth league and attempted to register at a Tampa middle school.
“He really acted like a kid,” Ray McCloud, coach of the Town ‘N’ Country Raiders told the St. Petersburg Times. “My son is 13, and my son was hanging out with him, and (Threatts) acted more immature than (my son).”
Threatts, who is 5-foot-11 and 160 pounds (10 pounds under the league’s maximum allowed limit), played in the first game of the season.
I think this is my favorite quote in the history of quotes:
“He really acted like a kid. My son is 13, and my son was hanging out with him, and (Threatts) acted more immature than (my son).”- Ray McCloud, coach of the Town ‘N’ Country Raiders
You’re shocked? Really? Hey Ray — have you ever spent time with a 21-year old? Maybe you can’t remember that far back cause you’ve blocked out the past 20 years of shenanigans, but guy don’t start acting like they’re 21 until their 40. It’s just a fact of life. Take my 23- and 26-year old brothers for example. They pretend they’re ninjas when working in our family bakery; they work hard, but they spend hours playing video games (even if it’s 85 and sunny outside); they make videos of themselves dancing, kind of like little Timmy; and they still wake up at the ass-crack of dawn on Christmas morning.
But it’s not the age thing that’s throwing me off about this whole story though…it’s the fact that he might get arrested and won’t be able to play anymore. If I were Ray McCloud, I’d ask myself: WWBBD? What would Bill Belichick do?
I mean, let’s look at the facts: you’ve got a 21-year-old who’s 5’11”, weighs 160 pounds, and probably has previous experience with the game. I think the decision is an easy one, the question is whether or not you want a championship ring or not.
MMang0: This is the shit I’ve always wanted to do. Start my life over as a 13 year old football star. Could you imagine the damage I would do today as linebacker in a pop-warner game?? I’m 6’1, 190 pounds of pure muscle (and fat), I would have a field day with these kids. My self-esteem would go through the roof. This guy is just doing what every washed up football enthusiast would strive to do. Matter of fact, I’m going to shave my beard, and start forging a birth certificate right now. Watch out Cambridge youth, I’m coming for you!