Watch Deion Sanders' Entire Football Team Halt Traffic to Confront a WFAA Camerman

WFAA's Brett Shipp went out to the football practice yesterday of Prime Prep Academy, the charter school co-founded by former Cowboy Deion Sanders. What happened was dangerous, awkward, embarrassing, and yet another example of why Sanders shouldn't have a school, and why this state should spend a few more shekels to regulate the charter-school industry.

For more on Sanders' misadventures in school-starting, read our cover story, "Deion Sanders' Charter School and the Making of a Prime Time Scam"

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Flabbergasted
Flabbergasted

Players reflect the lack of leadership---the obvously disgusting arrogant coaches and showboating ex-NFL founder, Sanders. Absolutely unsafe, and again, disgusting. Parents are idiots if they leep their kids there.

Sotiredofitall
Sotiredofitall topcommenter

First Period - How to bust a sag

Second Period - Theory of "Keepin It Real"

Third Period - Weight Training

Lunch

Fourth Period - Footbball Practice

Fifth Period - Philosophy of Deion

After School Footbball Practice

Cliffhanger
Cliffhanger

Oh, please let them be routed by whomever they are playing.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

looks like the glow has long worn off of Neon Deion

don.abbott
don.abbott

Cold water on McCarver, terrorizing ex-wives...vintage Prime.  Great cornerback, miserable human being.

ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul
ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul topcommenter

Hmmm ... Deion Sanders starts a charter school called "Prime Prep" ... Ok so far so good ... the biggest item in the news is whether or not there will be a football program at "Prime Prep" this fall ... Hmmmm ... Nothing in the news about "Prime Prep"'s educational facilities, teachers, out reach programs or focus of their instructional program (and why some one would want to send their child to "Prime Prep" as opposed to DISD, or any other charter school.) ....

 

Hmmm ... this is starting to bother me ...

 

Could it be that the purpose of "Prime Prep" is to provide specialized training and coaching in football so that the graduates of "Prime Prep" can obtain a scholarship to go play for a minor league NFL team ... otherwise known as the NCAA?

BathSalts
BathSalts

What do you know, another media outlet doesn't support Deion's attempt to do something good.

anon
anon

Nothing like teaching them young that the rules don't apply to them. It will set them up well for a lifetime of blaming the white man for their problems. Problems that just might stem from choosing a high school on the basis of a con-man's sales pitch. 

 

De-fund Prime Prep immediately!

ARivas
ARivas

Nothing like maintaining a stereotype. THUG FOR LIFE!

albert.finney000
albert.finney000

All dressed up and nowhere to go.

 

Coach went though all that effort, but the team seemed to be of different mind.

 

I would hope they get to play, maybe they can claim to be undocumented foreign nationals, get a 2-year deferment.

Storm_71
Storm_71

I feel sorry for the kids and the parents. So "coach Sanders" just lets his kids walk across a busy street huh? Wow amazing, that's really teaching discipline. Sanders does not have the balls to come over and talk to the news reporter so he sends his "minions" typical Deion. Very, very sad.

everlastingphelps
everlastingphelps topcommenter

I'm a charter school supporter, but if I was sending my kids there, I would already be looking for another school.

 

Which is kind of the point.  If this were a public school, the kids would be stuck there, regardless of how crazy it gets.

Ghost
Ghost

 @ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul  From what I have been told most of those kids are from his TRUTH programs-in other words "friends". No real parent would pull their kid out of school Senior year to play for another school. That is a red flag for any college recruiting.

This school is doomed to fail. You do not open a first year school K-12. You build up with K-3 and add a grade each year..

He should have concentrated on the Fort Worth campus and start with K-3 and open the Dallas one next year.

Those parents should be ashamed of themselves for running to Pied Piper Sanders. If those parents and kids put as much effort into building up DISD & other school districts we wouldn't need charter schools.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

 @BathSalts Funny how Deion's attempts to do good always benefit him and his ego. He named it Prime fucking Prep, or did you not notice that part?

iwearblack
iwearblack

 @Storm_71 I don't have any sympathy for the parents at all... If you're stupid enough to buy anything Deion Sanders is selling (besides NFL Sunday Ticket), then you get what you deserve...

Storm_71
Storm_71

Dude why don't you go and burn a couple crosses or something and make yourself feel better!!!! Make get a fucking swastika tattooed on your ass if you don't already have one. The early 1960's called and they want their racism back.

BathSalts
BathSalts

 @Scruffygeist So big egos are now credible reasons to vilify a well-intentioned operation? 

 

Nobody has ever said Deion is a symbol of humility, but good Lord let this play out for a year or two before calling for his head.

anon
anon

 @BathSalts  @Scruffygeist Let what play out? The greed and unethical behavior started in the charter application itself. The whole operation is rotten to the core and has been since the beginning. 

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