(SPORTS.YAHOO) — Each year there are a handful of troubling transfer stories, with players who parachute into a new school for athletic benefit rather than academic enhancement.

Some are stopped by state authorities for technical reasons while others are technically legitimate and can even change the dynamic of a region’s competition. Still, none of those transfers, not even the most troubling, can compare with the story of Javier Jones of Mount Pleasant (Mich.) High, for a simple reason: Javier Jones never even existed.

That’s not to say that there wasn’t a person wearing a football jersey and competing as a human being named Javier Jones. It’s simply that the aforementioned player was actually a 21-year-old named James Nash, masquerading as a high-school senior to try and tap back into one last rush of glory.

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