A Sherlock Holmes secret that arose at the Jersey Shore this 7 days involving an A-listing celeb and a varsity jacket from a neighborhood substantial school has been solved.
A$AP Rocky, a Grammy-nominated rapper and producer, was photographed in West Hollywood Monday night strolling alongside his girlfriend, Rihanna, and wearing a St. John Vianney High College soccer varsity jacket.
Due to the fact A$AP Rocky had no recognised connection to the Holmdel school, the shots prompted a excitement at the Jersey Shore – how did he get his palms on a St. John Vianney varsity jacket? And who’s the initial proprietor?
We now have an reply. The jacket belonged to Tara Driscoll, the 2003 graduate informed the Asbury Park Push Wednesday.
“It was really peculiar at 1st to see the jacket,” Driscoll, 37, said in a text job interview.
She stated she missing observe of the jacket around the many years and hopes she can get it again from Rocky sometime.
“I was considering of how I could arrive at out to them and check with for it back,” Driscoll mentioned. “But I figured he’d never give it back again.”
Rocky’s reps didn’t reply to a ask for for remark.
St. John Vianney assistant athletic director Pat Smith stated the information from the jacket worn by the musician match particulars from a 2003 yearbook image. The jacket as noticed in the viral images has patches showing it belonged to a midfielder who wore No. 6 and played for the 2003 workforce – and a partial 1st title is visible on the still left breast with the script letters that glance like “na” but are basically “‘ra” (as in “Tara”) peeking out from behind the collar.
Driscoll indeed wore No. 6, performed midfield and was a senior on the 2002-03 crew.
“It surely looked like mine, but I didn’t comprehend how it could be. After zooming in and observing the script letters ‘ra,’ I begun to know it was mine, alongside with all the other identifiers,” Driscoll mentioned.
As for the question of how did A$AP Rocky get the jacket, Driscoll mentioned she does not have a clue. She doesn’t keep in mind donating the jacket to a thrift keep – a well-liked concept on line. Driscoll stated the jacket was stored in her mother’s attic for a when but that equally she and her mom have moved multiple periods considering the fact that. Perhaps the jacket was dropped or remaining at the rear of in transit and then made its way to a secondhand keep the place it was picked up by Rocky or his stylist.
“I surely did not donate or give it absent,” Driscoll reported. “I have saved a ton of mementos from childhood soccer foremost into substantial college and higher education and even following, and which is not something I would have purposely supplied away.”
There was scuttlebutt on the net that it couldn’t have been a girl’s jacket simply because the ladies workforce received the condition title in 2000, and they would have acquired a black jacket rather of the yellow jacket worn by Rocky.
It turns out, Driscoll had both. The black a person remains with Driscoll, and the yellow is without end portion of Jersey Shore lore.
“My children believe it’s pretty astounding that he has their mom’s jacket,” Driscoll claimed.
Even with the traction the tale has gotten on the net, Driscoll has not read from Rocky or his staff.
Danny LoGiudice has protected area sports activities across New Jersey given that 2014. Get hold of him at [email protected] or @danny_logiudice on Twitter.