Deion Sanders shares bizarre video of him walking out of SWAC Media Day
Deion Sanders made headlines on Tuesday afternoon for walking out of SWAC Media Days after a reporter called him by his first name.
Sanders has since shared the video of the encounter, which took place over Zoom:
This is how all of this started, I really Pray for all of us because this was something so minimal that was hilarious to me that you allowed a FOOLISH media outlet and person to play on your Preconceived notions. I’m all about Peace,Love,Work,Commitment,Sacrifice & Forgiveness. pic.twitter.com/ZjZPMVJVfj
— COACH PRIME (@DeionSanders) July 21, 2021
Sanders took exception to the reporter calling him by his first name.
“You know if you call Nick, ‘Nick,’ you’d get cussed out on the spot. So don’t do that, treat me like Nick.”
Sanders then walked out of the interview, effectively ending his time at SWAC Media Days.
Notably, Alabama coach Nick Saban conducted his SEC Media Day interview on Wednesday morning. According to reporters who were there, Saban was called “Nick” eight different times during the press conference.
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) July 21, 2021
Sanders is entering his second season as the head coach at Jackson State. His program played a spring season due to COVID-19 and ended the year with a 4-3 record.
Jackson State opens its 2021 fall season on Sept. 5 vs. Florida A&M.