Former Alabama DB Fernando Bryant Fired After 3 Weeks as High School Head Coach Over Social Media Photo
Former Alabama defensive back Fernando Bryant landed his first head coaching job at a Georgia high school but was fired just 20 days later over an old photo on social media.
Bryant, who spent the previous season as the defensive backs coach at Limestone College, accepted the head coaching position at Strong Rock Christian School, but the school asked him to resign after parents raised issues over a photo posted on his wife's Instagram account. According to 11Alive, Bryant refused to resign and the school fired him.
The photo in question was three years old from an even the couple attended and they posed with a bottle of alcohol. You can see the photo here.
Here's how Bryant described the termination.
Bryant played defensive back for the University of Alabama from 1995-98 and earned first or second-team All-SEC honors his final three seasons for the Crimson Tide. He was drafted in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft and played 10 seasons before retiring.