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For many college football players, waiting for the call during the NFL Draft is one of the most-nerve racking things in the world.
Rutgers wide receiver Mohamed Sanu appeared that he didn't have to wait much longer as he called by someone saying that they worked for Cincinnati Bengals and that he was their selection at the 28th pick.
Sadly for Sanu, the call ended up being a prank and Sanu was not drafted at all:
“This is a great kid, I guarantee you, and someone played a cruel joke on him,”
Sanu’s agent Mike McCartney, who tweeted that Sanu would be a Bengal
before the true pick was known, told Peter King of SI.com. “It is unreal
that someone would do that, but it happened.”
Per McCartney, Sanu’s in good spirits despite the prank and excited to join a team that does want him.
(Courtesy of Pro Football Talk
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