Deion Sanders gained his school head teaching debut on Sunday as Jackson State trounced Edward Waters of the NAIA degree 53-0. But the sport was rapidly overshadowed by confusion over whether or not Sanders was robbed throughout the sport, and it turned out he was not regardless that he was satisfied in any other case instantly after the sport.Sanders ranted to reporters in his postgame press convention about somebody he believed stole his belongings out of the coaches workplace throughout the sport, alleging his bank card, pockets, watches and telephone had been all taken. He used the incident as an example how “once I speak about high quality and elevating the requirements, that goes for everybody, man, not simply the folks on the sphere, not simply the coaches, not simply the academics, not simply the college. But that is all people. Security and all people.”News of the allegation unfold rapidly, and Sanders claimed it was the second time he is been robbed since taking the FCS job in Jackson, Mississippi. Within an hour of Sanders’ long-winded rant in regards to the matter, nevertheless, Jackson State officers advised Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger that his belongings weren’t stolen and had solely been misplaced after being moved for safekeeping. Noah Newman of WJTV in Jackson reported that each one of Sanders’ stuff was present in his locker/workplace.
The weird incident capped off the start to what figures to be an enchanting tenure for Sanders on the HBCU which competes within the SWAC of the FCS degree. The FCS season moved to the spring this yr amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Tigers are scheduled to play a seven-game common season slate. Sanders, who has drawn consideration to the Jackson State program together with his standing as a former NFL and MLB famous person, might want to put Sunday’s misunderstanding behind him rapidly. The Tigers are set to host in-state rival Mississippi Valley State on Saturday, and it ought to be a a lot more durable sport than Sunday’s romp in opposition to an overmatched foe from one of many sport’s lowest tiers.”How do you assume it feels?” Sanders stated earlier than the incident was resolved. “Coming again after simply teary-eyed as a result of the fellows introduced me with the sport ball. One of one of the best moments I’ve ever had in my skilled sports activities profession emotionally. Then you go into your locker room and your coaches workplace … and also you discover that you do not also have a telephone to name your momma, to name your lady, to name your children as a result of it has been stolen.”
Sanders finally stated “let’s flush that” and started to speak in regards to the sport. But earlier than that, he made clear that “we will discover out who did it.” Iff Sanders wished extra consideration on the start of his rebuilding job at Jackson State, Sunday’s weird postgame mixup actually introduced some, and he left the incident with some component of thriller nonetheless surrounding it by posting the next to Twitter on Sunday evening.