The Jock’s dad: “there’s some stuff … a parent just doesn’t want to know.”

The Jock’s dad: “there’s some stuff … a parent just doesn’t want to know.”
Maurice Possley is the father of Dan Possley, better known now as “The Jock” on High School Reunion. And as a reporter for The Chicago Tribune, he’s writing a weekly column about the show and his perspective as the father of a participant. On the debut episode Dan wasn’t featured, but in his first column, the dad said the experience was becoming “an agonizing ordeal … there’s some stuff, that even if true, a parent just doesn’t want to know.” While watching a scene from this week’s show, his son said, “If they show that, who knows what they’ll show?”

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about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.