Fernando Bryant, a cornerback who played 10 NFL seasons, was fired from a job as head coach of a Georgia high school football team less than three weeks after signing his contract. A first-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1999, Bryant signed a contract to be the head coach of Strong Rock Christian School, but not long after the school asked him to resign, allegedly after parents raised issues about his past on social media. Talking to WXIA, Bryant said that when he refused to resign, he was fired.
As Louisville coach Rick Pitino was making his way into the locker room at halftime of the Cardinals’ loss at North Carolina on Wednesday night, he had to be moved along by multiple people. Pitino seemed to be visibly angered with what appeared to be a heckling fan. Here’s the video, via ESPN. Something quite clearly catches Pitino’s ear, and he looks ready to rumble almost immediately. According to ESPN sideline reporter Maria Taylor, a fan yelled, “Pitino, you suck!” and that is what prompted this reaction from the 64-year-old coach. The fan was ejected, according to Taylor. Here’s a shorter version, with crowd audio, from the game. Via Sports Illustrated’s Jonathan Jones. We will update
If Dillon Brooks wasn’t already in the running for first-team All-American honors prior to Wednesday night, the Oregon forward probably should be now. Brooks spearheaded an impressive second-half rally at Cal and capped the comeback with his second buzzer-beating 3-pointer of the past two months.