Deion Sanders won his college head training debut Sunday as Jackson State trounced NAIA opponent Edward Waters 53 -0.
News of the allegation spread rapidly, and Sanders declared it was the second time he’s been robbed since taking the FCS job in Jackson, Mississippi. Within an hour, however, Jackson State authorities informed Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger that Sanders’ belongings were not taken and had only been lost after being moved for safekeeping.
” Those items were rapidly recuperated and returned,” the statement said. “While we consider this an isolated incident, we are thoroughly evaluating security procedures to ensure this does not occur once again. However, we refuse to let this dampen the triumph for our JSU Tigers, who have striven for this moment. We desire them to enjoy this time, as we look forward to more game-winning events in the future.”
The clashing reports and statements over what took place capped off the start of what figures to be an interesting chapter in Sanders’ career. The FCS season relocated to the spring this year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Tigers are set up to play a seven-game routine season slate. Sanders, who has accentuated the Jackson State program with his status as a previous NFL and MLB super star, will need to put Sunday’s misconception behind him rapidly. The Tigers are set to host in-state rival Mississippi Valley State on Saturday, and it must be a much tougher video game than Sunday’s romp against an overmatched opponent from one of the sport’s lowest tiers.
” How do you think it feels?” Sanders stated prior to the event was solved. “Returning teary-eyed due to the fact that the men provided me with the video game ball. Among the best moments I have actually ever had in my expert sports profession emotionally. You go into your locker space and your coaches office … and you see that you don’t even have a phone to call your mother, to call your girl, to call your kids because it’s been taken.”
Sanders ultimately said “let’s flush that” and began to talk about the game. But prior to that, he made clear that “we’re going to learn who did it.”