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Sierra Sims reveals she faked her 2008 kidnapping

Auburn Basketball Player Sierra Sims Faked Her 2008 Kidnapping

Sierra Sims revealed that she faked her own kidnapping in back in 2008 to escape Auburn college's grueling training schedule.

In a video featured on I Am Second, Sims admitted to the scheme. She said even though she got a full-ride to play basketball, she didn't want it because her heart was set on music.

'I kind of made a lot of bad decisions at Auburn,' she says. 'I didn't want to disappoint my parents, so I thought 'what better way than to say that I was kidnapped'? I felt like an idiot.'

Sims also revealed she had issues with her self-confidence and started drinking heavily and smoking weed when she went to college.

Sims called 911 to fake her own kidnapping, and immediately a search involving the local police, FBI and state troopers began. When she was brought into the police station 24 hours later, she made up a story. She told the police that a man and a woman had snatched her, but she was really hiding out near a Walmart, drinking for 18 hours straight.

Cops immediately knew the story was a hoax, and threatened her with a federal criminal charge. She wasn't charged for any crime, and she is now in counseling and pursuing music.

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SSSSSSSSSSSSSST January 09 2014 at 3:16 PM

You could have played ball and blew your horn too!

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Jeri-Anne January 10 2014 at 7:30 AM

6 yr old story? What, is she writing a book?

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wwiseone7 January 10 2014 at 3:58 AM

Some women will do any thing for some damn attention smdh

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dredselw January 10 2014 at 9:47 AM

Please do something with that hair! Why make a bad feature worse? She could be pretty and I hope she gets on the right path.

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Dolly D. January 10 2014 at 9:53 AM

Looks and sounds like she thinks it is a joke. Check out the smirks.

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auquasea January 10 2014 at 9:55 AM

Why wasn't she charged with a crime? She should have been. I understand making a boneheaded move when you're young but when better to get the lesson of a lifetime? She used taxpayer money, at the very least she needs to pay it back.

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karen and pitts January 09 2014 at 4:21 PM

drinking heavily and smoking weed. yeah i think she is not the sharpest tool in the box. Why didn't the police charge this useless gal? makes no sense. she didn't want the parents to be ashamed? guess the NEW person is really something to be proud of........ NOT

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ds6342 karen and pitts January 09 2014 at 4:52 PM

Thank you "holier than thou" one.

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Vimala Nowlis January 09 2014 at 3:38 PM

Let's see - She lied to get a scholarship but didn't want to do the work. She lied about being kidnapped to avoid training. What kind of terrible person is she?
Didn't want her parents to be disappointed? Her parents should be really ashamed of her now.
Even though the police didn't pursue federal criminal charges against her, hope the police and everyone who tried to help her on her fake kidnapping bill her for their time and trouble.

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palsza Vimala Nowlis January 09 2014 at 4:10 PM

No where in this article does it say she lied to get a a scholarship. It says she had a scholarship but the training schedule was too grueling and she wanted to pursue music.

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furst3rd Vimala Nowlis January 09 2014 at 4:58 PM


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selitwin January 09 2014 at 2:53 PM

I think she deserves a good hard spanking on her bare bottom.

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Bob selitwin January 09 2014 at 3:01 PM

No, she would probably like that too much!!!!!!!

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furst3rd selitwin January 09 2014 at 5:00 PM

with barbed wire

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newtexan503 January 10 2014 at 7:48 AM

She is a criminal mind! no one is above the law! oooppppps im wrong look at federal judges! lawyers and American war criminals! lt. Cally is a millionaire! owns pawn shop out side Ft. Bragg.
called world order!

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