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Mt. Pleasant football player, 21, charged with lying about age

12:00 AM, Nov. 21, 2012 EST

MT. PLEASANT -- A 21-year-old man who played football this year at Mt. Pleasant High has been charged with altering vital records, a misdemeanor. The Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun, citing court records, says James Nash told authorities that he paid someone $10 to alter his birth certificate and old school transcripts before enrolling.

Nash signed up as 19-year-old Javier Jones. The Oilers had to forfeit five football games in which Nash played, after the school notified the Michigan High School Athletic Association. He was expelled Nov. 1.

The Morning Sun says Nash told police that he wanted to get his diploma so he could attend college. Nash played defense on the football team but wasn't considered a star.



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