The 2020 faculty soccer season started Sunday afternoon for Jackson State College and its new coach, Deion “Prime Time” Sanders. The Tigers walloped NAIA’s Edward Waters, 53-0, however that wasn’t the principle story out of Jackson, Mississippi, throughout Sanders’ faculty teaching debut.
In the course of the post-game press convention, Sanders stated his private belongings had been stolen from the locker room whereas the sport was being performed.
“For one, the youngsters performed very well,” Sanders stated. “However whereas the sport was occurring, somebody got here in and stole each darn factor I’ve within the coaches’ workplace. Bank cards, pockets, watches. Thank god I had on my necklaces.”
Nevertheless, his stolen objects have been discovered and changed, based on ESPN.
When requested how his private objects have been “misplaced” after which later discovered, Sanders tweeted that they have been, certainly, “stolen.”
“Naw it was stolen however they received it again. It was stolen out my private bag in my workplace and My assistant caught the gentleman within the means of stealing it however she was alone. No Miscommunication my man in any respect,” Sanders stated in response to a tweet.
“Whomever placing out the lie that my belongings wasn’t stolen is LYING. My belongings have been taken out of a zipped bag in my workplace and extra objects have been taken as properly from my workplace. We’ve got retrieved them since being reported. My Employees member witnessed the crime.”
JSU athletics director Ashley Robinson issued a press release Sunday night that stated the college is reviewing its stadium protocols.
“Instantly following our win right this moment, a number of objects belonging to Coach Prime have been taken from the locker room. These objects have been shortly recovered and returned. Whereas we take into account this an remoted incident, we’re completely reviewing safety protocols to make sure this doesn’t occur once more. Nevertheless, we refuse to let this dampen the victory for our JSU Tigers, who’ve labored onerous for this second.”
Sanders was most lately the offensive coordinator for Cedar Hill (Texas) Trinity Christian, a personal college on the outskirts of south Dallas. He coached in video games final fall earlier than taking up as the pinnacle coach at Jackson State,
Jackson State, an traditionally Black college, performs within the SWAC, and has notoriously been in style in sending gamers to the NFL—most notably operating again Walter Payton.
The Tigers had the their fall season from 2020 moved to the spring of 2021 due to ongoing COVID-19 points.
Jackson State hosts Mississippi Valley State this Saturday to kick off convention play.