Nevada football player Kevin Hart's proudest moment came last Friday when he stood before his entire school and announced that he had accepted a scholarship to play D-1 ball at Cal. His most crushing came yesterday when he admitted he made the whole story up, reports the Washington Post—after having filed a police report alleging he was duped by a phony recruiter.
Cal officials had earlier this week denied ever recruiting Hart, pushing him to cover his tracks. "I wanted to play D1 ball more than anything," Hart said. "When I realized that wasn't going to happen, I made up what I wanted to be reality." (Read more athletic scholarships stories.)