Deion Sanders was not happy after reporting his personal belongings were stolen in his first game as Jacksonville State head football coach.
It turns out, though, that nothing was stolen at all on Sunday. Or is that not true?
Sanders says that report is untrue. He took to Twitter, standing by his story that his belongings were, in fact, stolen.
Sanders appeared at a post-game press conference, saying he is “p*ssed” that all of his belongings were stolen.
“We’re going to find out who did it,” Sanders says while slamming his hand down on the table. Apparently, his wallet and cell phone were stolen too.
About an hour later, a Jacksonville State school official said all of Sanders’ stuff was found in his locker and office. Nothing was stolen. Obviously, Sanders disagrees with that assessment as his comment above makes clear.
Deion Sanders Captures First College Coaching Victory
The Tigers defeated Edwin Waters Colleges 53-0 after building up a 31-0 halftime lead.
Jacksonville State postponed their season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but played their first game on Sunday. Their next opponent will be Mississippi Valley State next weekend.
Sanders was hired to be the school’s new head football coach last September.
Obviously, sports fans know Sanders from his Hall of Fame National Football League career. He also spent time as a two-sport player, being in the NFL and playing Major League Baseball too.
Sanders, whose nickname was “Prime Time” in his playing days, entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011 as an Atlanta Falcon.
Jerry Jones Reveals Which Cowboy Reminds Him of Sanders
For a period of time, Sanders played in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones. Sanders was one of Jones’s all-time favorite Cowboys players.
Last season, though, someone asked Jones if there was Dallas Cowboy player that reminds him of “Neon Deion.”
Jones told 105.3 The Fan in Dallas that CeeDee Lamb has the same explosiveness, energy, and play-making ability. Sanders, a cornerback and return specialist, was known for his speed, agility, and ability to make quick cuts.
“Boy, we just jumped up there and got him,” Jones said. “My grandson was sitting right beside me (during the NFL draft) and he was putting his finger on his name and said, production, papa, production. Look at his production. Because our man had fallen to us as far as our defensive side of the football. And he said, ‘Look at the production.’
“Well, with CeeDee, you not only have to look at the production, but you have to look at how he makes plays and his energy,” Jones said. “You notice his helmet comes off a lot because of the explosion that is happening in his moves out there. He’s very explosive.