Alabama’s Coach Nick Saban Alleging Foul Play By Deion Sanders’ Jackson State Ignite Fierce Debate All Over the Pro Football World

Published 05/20/2022, 5:00 PM EDT
Jan 11, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban and offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood (70) celebrates with the CFP National Championship trophy after beating the Ohio State Buckeyes in the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

On Wednesday, Alabama’s coach Nick Saban accused the Jackson State and the coach Deion Sanders of foul play. Saban alleged that the Tigers paid one of their new recruit a million dollars to sign a deal with them. Saban was most likely referring to Travis Hunter Jr. who had committed to Florida State but instead went on joining the Jackson State Tigers football team. 

The discussion was carried out in the Undisputed Show, hosted by Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe. Shannon said, “I didn’t like hearing this from Coach Saban, Nobody had a problem skipping long as they were getting guys that they didn’t want. Jack, Alabama and Texas A&M and Clemson, and Georgia did not have a problem as long as they can get their hands on a Travis Hunter. They are cool, but now all of a sudden the Travis Hunter spurns them and goes to Jackson State. Why?”

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Shannon Sharpe was in complete disagreement with the coach. He tells Coach Saban should be worrying about his own program and let everything else take care of itself. Every college player should get an opportunity to get a deal. If any other team has a better player, it shouldn’t bother anyone. Also, if anyone wants a good player on their side, they should better go recruiting.

Travis Hunter tweeted out his side, but sarcastically

Upon hearing Saban, Deion Sanders was quick to give a reply and denied all the claims. Sanders said, “That’s the biggest lie I’ve ever heard, You know what that is, that means we kicked your butt, we took what was ours and now you gotta make up an excuse why. Ain’t nobody got no million and a half. I wouldn’t pay my son a million and a half.”

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Travis has the right to choose and he chose Jackson’s state in his own goodwill. Nobody forced him at any point to take any decision. He also posted a tweet thus claiming whatever Saban is accusing him of is totally false.

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On the other hand, this tweet by Travis Hunter explains the situation quite well.  Well, it is a moment of heat between the two coaches and it is certainly going to remain there for some time. Recently, Deion Sanders and Nick Saban had shot a commercial together and now they are openly saying a lot about each other. Let’s hope their next meeting ends up in a friendly manner. Also, talking about why Trevor joined the Jackson State, football team? Well, it’s a free world and Hunter chose to join the team he likes. What’s your take on the whole situation?

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Aniket Srivastava

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Aniket Srivastava is an NFL Writer at Essentially Sports. Having completed his bachelor's in Architecture, he has worked under a few Architects until his love for writing urged him to be a full-time writer. Aniket has a keen interest in NFL and ardently follows two teams: Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, of course, because of Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes, respectively.

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