Genius Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders said after his Jackson State instructing debut on Sunday that his own things were taken from the mentors’ office during the Tigers’ 53-0 triumph over NAIA program Edward Waters, driving him to have “blended feelings” about the day.
“For one, the kids played really well,” a visibly upset Sanders said during his postgame news conference, before continuing. “But while the game was going on, someone came in and stole every darn thing I have in the coaches’ office. Credit cards, wallet, watches. Thank god I had on my necklaces.”
Following Sanders’ news conference, the school told that his items were “misplaced and found.”
However, Sanders contested that the things were lost in a progression of tweets later Sunday, saying that his partner strolled in on a man during the time spent submitting the robbery.
Sanders proceeded to say that the things were recovered since being accounted for missing.
Later Sunday night, after Sanders tweeted, Jackson State athletic chief Ashley Robinson gave an explanation that read, “Immediately following our win today, several items belonging to Coach Prime were taken from the locker room. Those items were quickly recovered and returned. While we consider this an isolated incident, we are thoroughly reviewing security protocols to ensure this does not happen again. However, we refuse to let this dampen the victory for our JSU Tigers, who have worked hard for this moment.”
Sanders, who additionally played Major League Baseball on top of being a double cross Super Bowl champion, is a first-time head football trainer at the university level. Beforehand, he was the hostile organizer at Trinity Christian School in Cedar Hill, Texas, for three seasons.
Sanders reported on his web recording “21st and Prime” in September that he would be the following lead trainer at Jackson State. The Tigers’ down on Sunday was the first in a seven-game spring plan that goes through April. It was additionally Jackson State’s first shutout since Sept. 6, 2014.
Jackson State next hosts Mississippi Valley State on Saturday, commencing the Southwest Athletic Conference season.