Deion Sanders Has Been Fired by His Own Charter School [Updated]

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Amy Silverstein
Update at 2:45 p.m.: Deion has reportedly been unfired.

Update on October 11: Prime Prep Academy, the charter school that Deion Sanders co-founded, has fired Deion Sanders.

The announcement comes in a terse press release from superintendent Rachel King-Sanders.

"Effective immediately, Deion Sanders is no longer an employee or representative for Prime Prep Academy," she wrote.

This comes on the heels of allegations that Sanders assaulted the school's chief financial officer and his disparagement of co-founder D.L. Wallace as a "snake."

Cue Deion's self-righteous tweets in 3, 2, 1...

Original post:Things got a little heated yesterday during an after-school faculty meeting at the Dallas campus of Prime Prep Academy. An employee, Kevin Jefferson, told police that he'd been attacked during the meeting by an administrator, who grabbed him by the collar and pushed him into the wall.

A police report describing the incident identifies the administrator only as "suspect," but in an interview with The Dallas Morning News, Jefferson says it was Mr. Prime Prep himself, Deion Sanders.

See also: Deion Sanders Meets With Us so We'll Stop Saying Mean Things. There's Even a Form to Sign. Guess What.

"I'm going to pursue my options with my attorney," he told The Dallas Morning News. "I just think it's unacceptable in a professional environment particularly at a school for that kind of behavior to go on."

Sanders told Brett Shipp he didn't touch Jefferson.

Update: Sanders is now giving his side of the story on Twitter, which consists of a shot at Jefferson and a vague platitude punctuated by "Truth."

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TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

Looks like the zebras have picked up the flag.

Replay the down.

MAGRCHJO
MAGRCHJO

Please, for the love of God, please just SHUT UP

Rooster0620
Rooster0620

Everything with this assclown is always a circus....

tdkisok
tdkisok

The "Word of the Day" at Prime Prep Academy on Monday?


"Consequences" 

Sotiredofitall
Sotiredofitall topcommenter

Ha Ha Suckers - Football über alles

Rumpunch1
Rumpunch1

I'm sure that he was unfired because they realized that no kids would go without him there. Since the TEA pays based on enrollment (actually attendance), without kids there is no money to misdirect.

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

It's sad to me to find out who Deion really is. As a child he was my sports hero, the great Neon Deion Primetime Sanders. A two sport athlete that was damn good at both of them. I would watch Braves games on TBS just to see Deion and David Justice. And when Deion got signed by the Cowboys I went insane.

whocareswhatithink
whocareswhatithink

Don't worry Deion...I'm sure the Dallas County Commissioners office is hiring and it sounds like that would be a better fit for you anyway.

John1073
John1073

Why does this guy still have a TV job? If Craig James, who killed 5 hookers, can't get one, why can Deion?

NewsDog
NewsDog

Isn't he on the books as an owner, or is that something like 'equity'?  Either way he is going to get paid for something.

killwhiteprivilege
killwhiteprivilege

Pimp Prep. Any realistic person who isn't a naive white libtard "progressive" saw this kind of thing coming from a million miles away.

DeLaNate
DeLaNate

Deion has really become committed to only having 134 characters for his tweets.

mcdallas
mcdallas topcommenter

To be fair, the administrator in question was going up for a pass.  The ball was out of reach of Sanders, so the pass interference penalty was really the only option.

Truth.

Also, it is reported that Sanders did the "dirty bird" after the play.


finnmf89
finnmf89

Just because you out the word truth at the end of your tweet does not, in fact, make it the truth. Truth.

Joker
Joker

It seems Mike Miles could learn from him...

MaxNoDifference
MaxNoDifference

Notice that Mr. Sanders doesn't deny the allegations in his tweets.

texasisthereason
texasisthereason

I wish I was rich and famous so I could assault people and not go to jail and get to keep my kids in custody battles.  Maybe someday if I work hard enough and enough economic trickles down to me.  I wish I wish

James080
James080 topcommenter

Well, it has to be said, based on Deion's football career.

If he did in fact hit some one, it would be the first time.

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

Good thing he's, like, 86% impaired or disabled or whatever.

Otherwise, someone might have been injured.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

Im surprised Deion talked to Shipp at all after Shipp attacks Prime Prep relentlessly.  But I guess if Shipp is the only who cares to talk to him, he is stuck disseminating his side of the story through shipp

MaxNoDifference
MaxNoDifference

So now Deion Sanders, AKA Mr. Prime Prep, is now Mr. Prime Perp.

becoolerifyoudid
becoolerifyoudid

@John1073 I was thinking the same thing when I saw him last night on TV (I promptly changed the channel). 

Blackman2day
Blackman2day

@killwhiteprivilege:   Deion is a Glen Beck follower, so he don't paint him as a Liberal.  But, you're on the wrong page; this isn't a political story... that is unless you want to talk about how you Republican/Teabagger/CON-servatives think that taxpayer funded charter schools for someone like Deion Sanders (no college degree) and DL Wallace (no college degree) is the best way to educate kids.  C'mon man, don't make everything a race issue

wcvemail
wcvemail

@killwhiteprivilege What in the wide, wide world of sports does this have to do with the libtard thing? You're like John McCain's criticism of Rudy Giuliani. In your case, you string together a noun, a verb, and "naive white libtard progressive" to make what you think is a cogent statement. And "libtard" is sooo last century, right along with "neoCon" and the rest.

Storm_71
Storm_71

@killwhiteprivilege I'm a white "libtard" as you say I don't know about progressive and I am not naive but I did see this coming a mile away. Go back to your tea now it's getting cold.

leftocenter
leftocenter

I wish I was rich too, but I'm not sure the incident described is an assault.  Not condoning it, but it sounds like a shove.  I think someone else (Jefferson) also wishes he was rich and is hoping to litigate his way to mo muney...

JustSaying
JustSaying

@James080 As Deion approached, the victim should have thrown a stiff arm. There isn't a kid in that school that couldn't knock Prime Time to the ground with the slightest of stiff arms. An adult would have put him on IR.

Joshstruckoutagain
Joshstruckoutagain

Good point brother, can't wait for JWP to befriend Shipp..maybe they can all build bunk beds and practice karate.

Blackman2day
Blackman2day

@ScottsMerkin 

Word on the street is Deion is ready to throw his corrupted business partner, D.L. Wallace and all the school officials under the bus. This school is in shambles. He's befriending Shipp to protect himself. Deion is all about Deion.

becoolerifyoudid
becoolerifyoudid

@leftocenter

Sec. 22.01. ASSAULT. (a) A person commits an offense if the person:

(1) intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another, including the person's spouse;

(2) intentionally or knowingly threatens another with imminent bodily injury, including the person's spouse; or

(3) intentionally or knowingly causes physical contact with another when the person knows or should reasonably believe that the other will regard the contact as offensive or provocative.

It doesn't take much imagination to get this "shove" under #3

DirtyP1
DirtyP1

@ScottsMerkin @James080 Deadspin has taken up so much of my time since the demise of Sportatorium and Wilonsky leaving. I try to infuse some funniness on Burnt Orange Nation but it doesn't always work.

leftocenter
leftocenter

Yes, technically, but rarely does the minimum threshhold get treated that way criminally -- on the contrary, they tend to downgrade charges.  I'd be surprised if it doesn't go away ...

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