On Tuesday, Jackson State Head Coach, Deion Sanders, left out of SWAC Media Day in Birmingham.
A reporter called him, “Deion,” and he was upset. He said reporters shouldn’t call him by his first name.
“You don’t call Nick Saban, ‘Nick’. Don’t call me ‘Deion’. If you call Nick (Saban) ‘Nick,’ you’ll get cussed out on the spot, so don’t do that to me. Treat me like Nick,” Sanders declared.
This was the second time someone had called out to him using only, “Deion.”
Sanders has a record of 4-3 as his first season as the college head coach. He has been in the headlines several times since he began working at the school. In March, after Alabama State beat Jackson State, the Hornets teased him by displaying a 1989 picture of “Primetime” on the scoreboard.
Before that, someone gained accessed the locker room and took his possessions. They were later returned.