During the 2013 Syracuse Orange spring football game, Jared Smith noticed something curious. SU running back George Morris III's jersey read "Morris II" on it.
First string RBs. Question: Why does George Morris III have only "Morris II" on the back of jersey. Is that right? twitter.com/JaredSmithCNY/…— Jared E. Smith (@JaredSmithCNY) April 20, 2013
Was it a misprint? Did the extra I fall off? Are there two George Morrises on the team? Does the other one hang out with Ritchy Dene?
Turns out there were actually no III on George Morris' jersey because, much like the Scoop Jardine/Dion Waiters cousinship, it's not actually true.
Lot of spring fball talk tonight on #CIAW. 1st order of business--it's George Morris the SECOND. My guy @geoo27morris wants everyone to know— Kevin Fitzgerald (@KevinTFitz) April 21, 2013
Morris' page on SU Athletics now reads II but I know I'm not crazy, it used to read III. So how the heck did that happen? Everyone's been referring to him as the III since he signed with SU. I demand answers...
Goodbye, George Morris III. Hello George Morris II. Carry on...