Ex-college soccer participant concerned in Falcons Hoax invited to current
A former college football star who claims he was duped into the Atlanta Falcons rookie mini-camp is given the opportunity to demonstrate his skills.
Juantarious Bryant, who played college soccer for Austin Peay, was invited to the HUB Football event on May 23. ESPN first reported on Monday at Bryant’s invitation.
Bryant is expected to be in San Diego along with quarterbacks Shea Patterson and Alex Hornibrook and former Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall.
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HUB Football was founded by sports agent Don Yee, who represents Tom Brady and co-founded the burgeoning Pacific Pro Football League.
“The camp is the first development product on the field specifically designed to bring professional street free agent soccer players to their next professional soccer target,” the website says.
Former Austin Peay defender announced Saturday that he was the victim of a hoax. He said someone posed as the Hawks’ defense coordinator, Dean Pees, and invited him to the rookie minicamp during the week. The offer was too good to be true.
EX-COLLEGE FOOTBALL STAR SAYS HE IS THE VICTIM OF FALCON’S MINICAMP HOAX: “I thought it was a legitimate opportunity.”
“Little did I know this wasn’t a legitimate opportunity until I traveled to the facility to check-in at the rookie minicamp on Wednesday May 12th. It’s definitely one of the most embarrassing things to have ever happened to me, and a very one humiliating experience. ” Said Bryant. “I just want to apologize to everyone in the Atlanta Falcons organization for the mix-up. I honestly thought this was a legitimate opportunity for me.
“I don’t know or understand why this happened, but I know that everything happens for a reason. Yes, that was heartbreaking for me, but just another stepping stone that I don’t have to admit or overcome. At the end of the day “That won’t make me or break me. I will still fight for my dreams because I know this is what I really want. I still try and am still in the best shape of my life. When.” gives the opportunity, I will be ready. “
Bryant was initially a walk-in player at Austin Peay and was redshirted in his freshman year.
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He turned his career around and managed to form the First Team All-Ohio Valley Conference team in 2019. He had 242 tackles, eight defended passes, three forced fumbling and one interception in 43 career games with the governors.