Just over two years ago, we learned the story of Jerry Joseph, a high school basketball player at the Friday Night Lights’ school, who was actually a 22-year-old man named Guerdwich Montimere. ABC’s 20/20 interviewed Monimere, who is currently serving time for two counts of sexual assault of a child and three counts of tampering with government records. To Guerdwich’s credit, he’s sticking with his story.
My only problem with the 20/20 piece is that they say he re-lived the plot of 17 Again. In 17 Again, Matthew Perry meets a mystical janitor and actually does become 17 again – as portrayed by Zac Efron. Well, Guerdwich Montimere – or Jerry Joseph – is no Zac Efron. Guerdwich just forged some documents. He did not win his estranged wife back and help his son make the basketball team – he just went to prison.