As part of a competitive sport, it’s inevitable that your teammates become your family over time. In the second season of “Cheer,” the producers didn’t shy away from the Jerry Harris scandal, as they addressed the situation right in the fifth episode of the season, titled “Jerry.” Harris, also known as the “mat talk” on the team, was a Navarro athlete and fan favorite in his first season. In September 2020, Harris was charged with producing child pornography. He later admitted to exchanging sexually explicit messages via Snapchat and engaging in sexual activity with a minor (via USA Today).
Harris’s former teammate, Gabi Butler, stated that, although she does not condone his alleged actions, she still considers him like family. Based on E! News, Butler was devastated to learn Harris was charged with seven different sex counts. “I don’t agree with what he’s accused of or condoned for. And that’s very unfortunate and it breaks my heart,” she said. “But it’s literally like your family. How would you just hate your family?” She admits that she could never hate him and that she can’t “go back.” [her] back to him, “like” he was there because [her]. “
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