A Former NFL Player Was Fired From A Christian High School Because Alcohol Was Pictured In His Wife's 3 Year Old Instagram Post
GrinIronNow- Stories of employees fired for social media posts are nothing new, but what happened to former Alabama standout Fernando Bryant at Strong Rock Christian School in metro Atlanta is unusual. Bryant was fired just 20 days after being hired by the school as its head football coach over what he claims was a three year old Instagram post made by his wife showing the two holding a bottle of alcohol at a public function.
Strong Rock Christian School requires all employees be Born-Again Christians, but Bryant told 11 Alive News in Atlanta he was never forbidden from drinking or given strict guidelines about past social media posts.
A termination letter from the school to Bryant obtained by 11 Alive News states the social media post as the cause for his firing. A source inside the school’s football program believes this is the offending social media post and shared it with the TV station.
“It is a little disheartening,” Bryant told 11 Alive News. “I don’t understand it from the standpoint of the day they hired me to the day they said they couldn’t have me as their head coach. Nothing had changed. Nothing changed from the standpoint of anything they knew about me.”
I certainly don't agree with some high school digging through the social media archives of the coach they already appointed and internet stalking his entire family, because if the 'Son Of God' had Instagram then even he would have a post or two that Strong Rock Christian School would find objectionable. There's only one type of person that is as crazy and thorough as a suspicious girlfriend and it is the person in charge of staffing a psychotically religious institution. Especially one that has an extremely cut-throat post-employment vetting process that includes shaming someone for indulging in the same type of shit that Jesus Christ himself turned water into three years after the fact. I agree that Fernando Bryant should have been given the self important/unattainable standards his hiring would require before he was...well...hired, but I have to believe he dodged a bullet by getting fired.
We have all been in relationships where far too much was expected of us, and - unless they involved freak-off-the-leash sex - we have all wished that those relationships ended earlier than they did. Since Fernando Bryant would probably get canned if they found out he fled the missionary position or pulled out of his own wife, he should consider his prompt ending to a fling with a school that insists their employees and students be lifelong choir boys a blessing in disguise. I may not be familiar with his coaching acumen, but surely a guy with a resume that includes a decade of NFL experience can find better work than at a school that cares so little about football that they restrict themselves to manning the sidelines with priests and Pope-fuls.