Fired coach files discrimination claim against Christian school 

Fired coach files discrimination claim against Christian school 

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Fernando Bryant was fired from his coaching position at Strong Rock Christian in February. 
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  • Fernando Bryant was fired in February from Strong Rock Christian.
  • He had worked for the school for only three weeks. 
  • The school had no comment on the claim. 

An ex-coach allegedly fired earlier this year for old social media posts has filed a discrimination claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the Christian school he worked for, his lawyer confirmed. 

Fernando Bryant was fired in February from Strong Rock Christian in Locust Grove after parents raised concerns about the former NFL player’s “public presence on social media and the internet,” officials said at the time.

One photo online showed him and his wife of three years holding a bottle of alcohol.

He had been the school’s head football coach for three weeks before he was fired. 

Bryant’s lawyer, Steven Wolfe, declined to discuss the details of the claim. The school had no comment. 

Bryant is a former first-round draft pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars who played 10 seasons at cornerback in the NFL. He had been defensive backs coach at Limestone College in Gaffney, S.C. He was defensive coordinator at Creekside Christian in McDonough the season prior and lives with his family in McDonough.  

Bryant played at Alabama. He was a member of the Steelers’ Super Bowl XLIII championship team.

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