"I told him politely to remove himself from our facility because it was time to go, and he invited me to come watch him in January," Hardy told The Observer with a dash of sarcasm. "It was a nice conversation."
Hardy admitted Bryant struck him as a puzzling figure.
"I really didn't know who he was," Hardy said. "He was so small and weird-shaped, I was trying to figure out what he did," Hardy said. "I found out when I looked online that he was a kicker. I was a little shocked."