Schefter: Juantarius Bryant Invited to HUB Football Event After Falcons Tryout Hoax

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVMay 17, 2021

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On Saturday, former Austin Peay defensive back Juantarius Bryant said he was the victim of a hoax after he received a message he had been invited to a tryout with the Atlanta Falcons, only to be turned away at the team facility.  

But on Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Bryant was being invited to a HUB football event:

Bryant's agent, Corey Alexander, told ESPN's Michael Rothstein he was "frustrated" on his client's behalf after the hoax. 

"And I haven't seen it before," he added. "Working in football, I have never seen this happen. So I hope that it ends."

Bryant sent the following email to ESPN on Sunday following the hoax:

"I am ready to move on from the situation and respectfully I do not feel like talking about it over and over again. Yes, whoever did this to me is very wrong, but I'm moving on from the situation and I forgive them for whatever reason they chose to do it.
"I honestly would not like the person who pulled this stunt on me to be publicly humiliated. I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy."

Bryant was a first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference defensive back in his senior season (2019), posting 107 tackles. He had 242 tackles, eight passes defensed and an interception in his college career.

Bryant should get his chance to show off his skills at the HUB event, with scouts and team representatives expected to be in attendance

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