Previously Accused of Negatively Impacting His Children by Deion Sanders, Cowboys’ WR Turns Into Shilo’s Biggest Fanboy

Published 10/30/2023, 12:40 PM EDT

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Former NFL wide receiver Dez Bryant has had a quite complicated relationship with Coach Prime over the years. Starting from the bottom, Bryant has always looked up to Deion Sanders, who was his idol growing up in Texas. Sanders was also Bryant’s mentor and used to help him in his youth program. But things eventually took a complex, unfortunate turn.

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Everything was good between the two individuals until Sanders discovered Bryant’s flaw. Coach Prime caught the former WR’s dishonesty, and things did not stay the same. Yet, Dez Bryant keeps track of Shilo Sanders‘s achievements and has continued to react to them.

Is Dez Bryant a huge fan of Shilo Sanders?

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Dez Bryant has always kept track of how Coach Prime and his sons are doing in the NCAA world. Not to mention, Deion Sanders and his skilled, popular sons are hot shots on the internet, with news about them everywhere. Former star Bryant has reacted to many such news, and he did so once again recently on young Shilo Sanders’ performance in Colorado Buffaloes’ latest match.

 

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The legend posted his excitement on social media when Shilo Sanders made an incredible hit during the Buffaloes’ recent match against UCLA. In the second quarter of the match, young Sanders made a jaw-dropping hit on the opponent Running Back, Carson Steele, and knocked the ball free. Soon after, the DT made another powerful hit on the UCLA Tight End, attracting immense attention from everyone. Dez Bryant could not help but comment on it, too.

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Shilo Sanders’ progress has brought together Dez Bryant and Deion Sanders, praising the young football player. The two have started to interact positively, even though their past was a messy one. Coach Prime had even gone as far as to accuse Bryant of negatively impacting his children.

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Beef between Bryant and Sanders

Dez Bryant had left a negative impression on Deion Sanders when he was once dishonest about having lunch with the Coach back in 2009. Bryant had stated that to the NCAA, and Sanders was quite critical about it. Not to mention, Dez Bryant was suspended regarding this by the NCAA. Eventually, Deion Sanders, in 2011, expressed that he had cut ties with the former player.

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Sanders was worried that Bryant might influence his children negatively and leave a wrong impact on them. Sanders had done so out of concern for his children. Fortunately enough, their connection now is not as complicated as earlier.

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Sadafreen Ahmed is an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. She is interested in covering the game and likes discussing the heated off-court drama. With a knack for spotting the entertainment angles in NFL events, she’s become quite the expert in football coverage.
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