Undrafted defensive back Juantarius Bryant says he's the victim of a cruel hoax after arriving at the Atlanta Falcons' rookie minicamp only to learn the team never sent him an invite.
"Someone contacted me from a 404 area code number pretending to be Dean Pees, the (defensive coordinator) for the Atlanta Falcons. I did not realize it was not a legit opportunity until I traveled to the facility for rookie minicamp check-in on Wednesday, May 12," Bryant wrote on Twitter.
"It's most definitely one of the most embarrassing things that has ever happened to me and a very humbling experience."
Bryant said he hopes whoever pulled the stunt isn't publicly humiliated.
"I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy," he told ESPN's Michael Rothstein.
Though he wasn't offered a tryout with the Falcons, Bryant's agent, Corey Alexander, said all parties are frustrated and the former Austin Peay walk-on will "get his opportunity soon."