After the game, Deion Sanders dreamed of college football coach debut, which soon became a nightmare.
“I’m very angry now,” Sanders told reporters after leading Jackson State University to defeat Edward Waters 53-0 on Sunday. “When the match was going on, someone came in and stole everything from me. [the coach’s office]. “
A member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame and former Yankees outfielder listed what he lacks: his phone, wallet, credit card and watch.
“How?” The 53-year-old screamed in disbelief.
A while after the press conference, university officials told Sports Illustrated that Sanders’ belongings were “misplaced” after being moved for “safe custody” and had been returned.
Is the case closed? Incomplete.
Sanders tweeted: “The whole family is lying about my property is not stolen.”
He later tweeted, “A staff member walked into the theft, but she couldn’t resist Playboy.”
Following Sanders’ tweet, a spokesperson for the Jackson State Department of Sports said that it believes “this is an isolated incident” but will review security protocols.
“However, we refuse to use this to weaken the victory of the JSU Tigers,” said Ashley Robinson, vice president and director of track and field.
According to reports, Sanders has a net worth of $40 million, and he was appointed as the coach of the historic black university in September.
Jackson State University is a member of the Football Championship Division (FCS) Southwest Athletic Conference. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, part of the season was moved to the spring.