Coach Prime Deion Sanders Goes Ballistic on Those ‘Slandering His Name’ With a Rude Remark

Published 06/05/2023, 2:00 PM EDT

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Deion Sanders is certainly a charm and any team learning from him is bound for greatness. He had a remarkable journey at Jackson State, where he successfully transformed the program into a powerhouse and garnered national attention. However, his announcement of departure from JSU to become the head coach of the University of Colorado ignited backlash and disappointment among certain JSU fans.

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In fact, some of his former fans and supporters feel betrayed and angry by his departure from the historically Black college. How did Sanders go from being a hero to a villain in the eyes of some? And how does he respond to the accusations of selling out and slandering his name?

Deion Sanders’ truth message amid backlash

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Deion Sanders recently left his coaching position at Jackson State University, a historically Black college, to become the head coach of the University of Colorado, a predominantly white institution. His decision has sparked controversy and backlash from some fans and alumni of JSU, who accused him of selling out and betraying the HBCU community. Sanders defended his move by saying he wanted to bring more attention and resources to HBCUs and that he had a vision for Colorado.

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Coach Deion posted a message (#Truth) hours ago on his IG story, “They mad because they can’t figure out how you still being blessed after they lied and tried to slander your name.”

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Coach Prime said that he had to make room for new players by pushing out some of the old ones, which resulted in a massive roster turnover at Colorado. Some of the players who were forced to leave felt they did not get a fair chance to compete or prove themselves to Sanders.

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Bittersweet ending for Deion Sanders

It was a bittersweet moment for Deion Sanders and his Jackson State players. On December 17, 2022, they faced North Carolina Central in the Celebration Bowl, the biggest game of their season. Before they took the field, Sanders gave them an emotional and motivational speech. He urged them to play hard and win together. He expressed his gratitude for their support and loyalty during his time at JSU.

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Deion knew it would be his last game with them, as he had accepted the head coaching job at the University of Colorado. Sadly, the Tigers fell short in a thrilling overtime loss, 23-20. Sanders hugged his players and bid them farewell. He was ready to start a new chapter in his coaching career.

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Mohammad Asif Ansari

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Mohammad Asif Ansari is an NFL writer at EssentiallySports, with a passion for bringing sports news to life through engaging content. As an ardent sports fan, Ansari likes to cover core sports angles. His latest article, “Dallas Cowboys Reportedly Making It Difficult for Aaron Rodgers to Pursue His Dream Team” got a hoard of interested sports readers.
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