Brian Chavez did go to Harvard. He even got a law degree. But then he moved back to Odessa and started going to Permian football games with one of his old teammates, longing for his old glory days on the field. That's ... the exact opposite the character in the movie gives us. One day, angered by a historic Permian loss in a heated rivalry game, Chavez rounded up a posse, broke into a house party and started brawling with the attendants, which is a move Harvard-educated lawyers generally advise against. His motivation: His girlfriend's ex-husband was at the party, and had been fighting with her over the phone while Chavez was trying to watch the game.
And just like that, Chavez had gone from the envy of the town to the old, former high-school football star getting drunk at games and starting fights when the team loses. He was forced to plead guilty to "burglary with intent to commit assault," then settle lawsuits with the victims. Although he avoided jail time, he did have his law license invalidated by the Texas State Bar.
Becoming the Uncle Rico of Odessa.