D-1 Dreams Dashed, Player Invents His Own

Football scholarship to Cal? Nevada senior admits he made it up
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 7, 2008 7:45 AM CST
D-1 Dreams Dashed, Player Invents His Own
Fernley's Kevin Hart announces he has accepted a scholarship at the University of California at a high school assembly. He has admitted he fabricated the story and another about a phony recruiter. (AP Photo/Reno Gazette-Journal, Tim Dunn)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – 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.)

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