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Deion Sanders is fired . . . by Deion Sanders’ school

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It’s still unclear whether Deion Sanders will be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting an employee at  Prime Prep Academy.  It is clear that Sanders has been fired by the charter school Sanders co-founded in 2012.

The allegations arose on Thursday.  Last night, while Sanders was in Chicago as part of the NFL Network broadcast of the game between the Giants and the Bears, the school’s board conducted an emergency meeting.

And the board decided to get rid of Sanders.

“Effective immediately, Deion Sanders is no longer an employee or representative for Prime Prep Academy,” the board said in a press release, via Deadspin.

The decision to fire Sanders fairly can be interpreted as an indication that the witnesses to whatever transpired corroborated a version of the events other than Deion’s.

It likely didn’t help Deion that he attacked the person alleging assault on Twitter:  “The Person claiming assault is a fake administrator whom does absolutely nothing to help the school, kids or teachers reach our goals.  Truth.”

In a separate tweet on Thursday, Sanders referred to “lies and ignorance.”

It’s possible that the board won’t have the final say.  On Friday, Sanders retweeted a reminder that the school’s homecoming game happens tonight.  He also strongly hinted that a legal battle is coming.

“Watch God work! What the devil meant for evil God will turn it around. The fight for right has just began. Stay tuned.”

Oh, we will, Deion.  We will.

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68 Responses to “Deion Sanders is fired . . . by Deion Sanders’ school”
  1. snowman36 says: Oct 11, 2013 1:57 PM

    Hallelujah!!!!! Glory glory! Hail Mary!!

  2. 23rdusernameused says: Oct 11, 2013 1:57 PM

    Prime Prep Academy – priceless name Deion!!

  3. bobbob1eye says: Oct 11, 2013 2:00 PM

    When keeping it real goes wrong…

  4. terripet says: Oct 11, 2013 2:00 PM

    NFL network take notice

  5. vikingapologist says: Oct 11, 2013 2:01 PM

    He is so annoying, leave already!! He and Michael Irvin can just go live on their island together! Washed up old athletes , still thinking they have it!

  6. thepftpoet says: Oct 11, 2013 2:02 PM

    I would love to watch the police chase after Deion Sanders

  7. dbones750 says: Oct 11, 2013 2:03 PM

    Deion is the worst.

  8. raiderufan says: Oct 11, 2013 2:03 PM

    Apparently god is slang for “the best lawyers money can buy” in Deions world?

  9. superyooper says: Oct 11, 2013 2:05 PM

    Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that got out of hand fast!

  10. skoobyfl says: Oct 11, 2013 2:06 PM

    Prime sublime.

  11. taskforcefreddy says: Oct 11, 2013 2:07 PM

    So…. Guy files charges against Prime Time for assaulting him… Witnesses corroborate the claim… Prime Time gets relieved by the institution and according to Prime Tine, they’re the ones who are the evil-doers? Why can’t you just take responsibility for your actions?

  12. historyisyourfriend says: Oct 11, 2013 2:07 PM

    I commented in the other thread on this one that the victim in this is in it now for a cash grab from Deion. But the flip side of that (and this is for you Deion) is you attack someone for whatever reason at your place of business, odds are you are going to get fired.

    Maybe in the future take some time first before reacting to some guy trying to push your buttons to get a reaction there “Primetime”….

  13. talkingheadsknowall says: Oct 11, 2013 2:08 PM

    Oh Deion! Stop, stop now

  14. justsomerandomguy24 says: Oct 11, 2013 2:12 PM

    No way! Anyone who has ever seen Sanders play knows that he would NEVER hit someone!

  15. howiefeltersnatch says: Oct 11, 2013 2:12 PM

    Hey, Primetime was pissed that the bums that actually run the school were letting the kids’ grades slip. That’s like getting upset with Jacoby Jones for responsibly partying on a bus instead of driving around.

  16. mwpugs says: Oct 11, 2013 2:12 PM

    First tackle in his career!!!

  17. mangycougar says: Oct 11, 2013 2:15 PM

    Does Deion live in some sort kind of world of self denial and over privilege?

  18. uncletuna says: Oct 11, 2013 2:20 PM

    And he’s still employed by the NFL Network?!?

    Great Way to protect integrity and image of “The Shield”…

  19. u4iadman says: Oct 11, 2013 2:22 PM

    Subprime

  20. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Oct 11, 2013 2:23 PM

    Deion is not burdened with the emotions remorse or shame that nearly all of us go through.

    It must be pretty cosmic to have never been born with the shame/remorse genes.

    Good thing he used to be able to run real fast — that make-up doesn’t serve folks too well when they’re not world class athletes.

  21. jiveturkeygobbler says: Oct 11, 2013 2:27 PM

    Deion, you better be innocent if you’re claiming to be a witness of God. Far to often people misrepresent religion, and give people a reason to bash it.

  22. joeg4343 says: Oct 11, 2013 2:29 PM

    Deion Sanders is about as good at running a school as Arne Duncan is at playing bump-and-run coverage. In other words: Stay in your lane, Deion.

  23. abusementland says: Oct 11, 2013 2:33 PM

    Tiki Barber is flabbergasted by this…

  24. Patriot42 says: Oct 11, 2013 2:33 PM

    He played football years ago as many have and most retire and live a quiet life but this guy believes he is still relevant. GO AWAY!

  25. rmodlin says: Oct 11, 2013 2:33 PM

    GOOD!

  26. raiderufan says: Oct 11, 2013 2:35 PM

    All you guys hanging on the fact that this guy is gonna go after money should think about it for a minute…if I assaulted you and you pressed charges it could be crippling to my average american life. For Deion? He’d never see a second of Jail time and any fine would be as minimal as possible conisdering his financial standing.

    I say get his money, it’s the only real way to hurt him back….that and his ego when he hands over the check.

  27. jerrysglassescleaner says: Oct 11, 2013 2:36 PM

    That’s not true! Because Deion never hit anybody!

  28. phinfan says: Oct 11, 2013 2:39 PM

    Another ‘I am innocent from assaulting people’ stories? Hmmm…. this Deon trend seems to still be going on…

  29. Jeff Winbush says: Oct 11, 2013 2:46 PM

    I would love it if the NFL Network would follow suit and kick Slime Time to the curb. His swaggering demeanor, lousy presentation, inane and banal comments and annoying tendency to talk over everyone works my last nerve.

    And if can take that mush-mouth Michael Irvin with him so much the better.

  30. bengalskuta82 says: Oct 11, 2013 2:58 PM

    Don’t drag Gods name. You are responsible for your own actions

  31. rajbais says: Oct 11, 2013 2:59 PM

    Let’s not conclude after the firing.

    Let’s conclude after the lawsuits.

    There will be at least one and the details of Deion will not be pretty. No worries NFL Network viewers. One of few who could wing it on the field impromptu and have a gift for gab will likely stay employed there for those same qualities.

  32. @Cereal_22 says: Oct 11, 2013 3:00 PM

    Its only a matter of time before he screws up his cushy NFL network gig…he clearly seems disinterested at this point anyway.

  33. ilovefoolsball says: Oct 11, 2013 3:02 PM

    The Falcons/49ers/Cowboys/Redskins/Ravens way?

  34. pigskinaholic says: Oct 11, 2013 3:02 PM

    Imagine what the fight actually looked like. Probably a wild slap fest.. Arms flailing all over

    Mr “Business Decision” likely wouldn’t have the stones to stand toe to toe and slug it out.

  35. abusementland says: Oct 11, 2013 3:05 PM

    What does that mean for Leon Sandcastle’s status for Sunday?

  36. sidepull says: Oct 11, 2013 3:05 PM

    Slimetime

  37. nyjetsfan08 says: Oct 11, 2013 3:09 PM

    Just like I said in the other thread, he is guilty, throw the book at Leon. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have fired him.

  38. toddm1016 says: Oct 11, 2013 3:11 PM

    Deion has something in common with Steve Jobs.

  39. themovieman2424 says: Oct 11, 2013 3:11 PM

    SOOOO MANY CRITICS HERE! WOW! JUDE NOT UNLESS? ALL HERE WERE THERE?! PALLEEAASSSSEE! QUICK TO JUDGEMENT MANY OF U SHAME! INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN? IF THIS WERE BARRY SANDERS WOULD THE WORD TIRADES BE THE SAME? I THINK NOT!

  40. kinggator says: Oct 11, 2013 3:22 PM

    He thought they were in “Press Man” coverage.. his bad!

  41. thelegendofteabaggervance says: Oct 11, 2013 3:25 PM

    I’m not usually a grammar Nazi, but since education is at least a peripheral part of this developing story, I need to call out Deion for his atrocious grammar!

    He not only misuses the word “whom,” but also uses the word “began” when he should have used the word “begun.”

    Are we sure he is the school’s founder and not in fact one of its students?

  42. ronmexicoaquafina says: Oct 11, 2013 3:25 PM

    This further confirms my “bad guy” issue. Deion, Ray Lewis, Michael Irvin, Warren Sapp, Hugh Douglas, Keyshawn. I just can’t seem to figure out how they end up on TV and jammed in our living room. It’s getting harder and harder to find football coverage that doesn’t include these guys. CBS seems to be the only show that doesn’t employ criminals, but they are horribly boring and I can’t understand Shannon Sharpe.

  43. macneil4025 says: Oct 11, 2013 3:26 PM

    Could the NFL Network please get rid of the loud mouth ex-players like Deon!! Good Lord, no NFL fan in the world relates to these dudes! I would much rather have some educated former player who has something to bring to the conversation, and isn’t praising himself every two seconds! I’m starting to like College Football so much more every day!

  44. pkrlvr says: Oct 11, 2013 3:38 PM

    You know you are dealing with a classy guy when he invokes god to plead his innocense. Reminds me of when Suh said “god knows the truth” after he denied stomping on EDS during that packer game. True testaments to our species these guys…..

  45. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 11, 2013 3:39 PM

    Fight for right? Ok, but what is it you are right about Deion? That way we know what we are supposed to be looking for when we tune in.

  46. blackman2day says: Oct 11, 2013 3:42 PM

    This self-proclaimed “Man-of-God” is in the daily process of filming for his upcoming television reality show about his life at Prime Prep. What happens now? Maybe he thought he could boost ratings by adding a little drama to the show. Were the cameras rolling? Btw, Deion is not the owner of “his” school. He is not even on the governing board. He never contributed one dime to this school, yet he insisted on drawing a huge salary for… what? Oh yeah, he coached the football team. This entire Prime Prep Academy was a sham and a con job from the beginning.

  47. dcapettini says: Oct 11, 2013 3:48 PM

    Stop the lame jokes. The guy tried to do something good and go so carried away he endangered the institution he founded, or at least had a big hand in founding. Educational politics are very vicious, mostly because so little is at stake, other than egos. Let’s hope that all this will not impact too much on the children he was trying to help.

  48. spviii says: Oct 11, 2013 3:56 PM

    He should be fired from the school simply because he doesn’t know when to use begun or “began.”

  49. ebrownwareagle says: Oct 11, 2013 3:59 PM

    So He slapped a guy Up who was One of The Heads of a Educational Facility that was allowing kids to FAIL! And All Y’all AMERICANS ARE MAD! Sounds VERY AMERICAN!

  50. dan46778 says: Oct 11, 2013 4:03 PM

    Guess he should have kept his mouth quite o wait that is to hard for him to do

  51. richndc says: Oct 11, 2013 4:03 PM

    I would say if you ask people who know the real Deion, he is a fraud–I dont know what happened here, but all Deion really cares about is all he has ever cared about, self promotion, running his mouth, being seen as important. The God and family stuff is bs.

  52. kitwor says: Oct 11, 2013 4:06 PM

    If Sanders simply kept his mouth shut and stayed out of the limelight he would certainly have been revered by every hard core football fan because he played the most difficult position in all of football with such ease.

    I just don’t get it

  53. granadafan says: Oct 11, 2013 4:11 PM

    Fired Time!

  54. dpdonny says: Oct 11, 2013 4:18 PM

    Go back to Church, Deion!

  55. gammynomnom says: Oct 11, 2013 4:31 PM

    Dez, if you are chuckling right now, I’m with you.

    Sanders is as fake as they get.

  56. vhernan369 says: Oct 11, 2013 4:32 PM

    This is the same guy that criticized pro football players that got a settlement from the NFL earlier this year. Then it’s found out he had settled a Workman’s comp claim with the NFL. Glad he not a hypocrite. Just the kind of people we need working for NFL Network. “Not.” Just one word. “Karma”

  57. bigcitysteel says: Oct 11, 2013 4:32 PM

    So just bc its a “fake” administrator it makes it ok….go do something else for all of us please and thank you

  58. brimab says: Oct 11, 2013 4:35 PM

    If only the NFL network would fire him next…

  59. roanboon says: Oct 11, 2013 4:37 PM

    Wow, people are really hungry for him to be guilty. Sounds like an old pitch-fork and torch-bearing mob hungry to find a witch.

  60. EJ says: Oct 11, 2013 4:39 PM

    thepftpoet says:
    Oct 11, 2013 2:02 PM

    I would love to watch the police chase after Deion Sanders
    =============================================
    Can we make that a “Primetime” event? Really though, how cool would it be to see Deion chased by the police in his Maserati, with the police staying inches from his bumper and about to stop him only to see Deion slam on the brakes, jump out and see what would normally be an impossible feat, trying to catch Deion on foot, only to see Sanders’ face as police quickly catch up and tackle him. Effing great!

  61. thejuddstir says: Oct 11, 2013 4:39 PM

    Deion says, “if using God can get Ray Lewis a job at ESPN then it should save my sorry azz too”

  62. hurricanegrabowski says: Oct 11, 2013 4:40 PM

    I’m surprised Crime Time assaulted anybody, I mean, his entire career was all about avoiding hitting anyone.

  63. snydleywhiplash says: Oct 11, 2013 4:45 PM

    Are you sure it wasn’t Leon Sandcastle?

  64. i10east says: Oct 11, 2013 5:18 PM

    Word has it that he’s set to take up an administrative position at Ball So Hard University….

  65. melikefootball says: Oct 11, 2013 5:50 PM

    Come on ESPN lets get all over this as much as you did a certain coach at Penn State. Lets demand him fired as one in Penn State. Come on show your true selves.

  66. backdapack4evr says: Oct 11, 2013 9:50 PM

    Just like a cowboy
    Underachiever!

  67. ivanpavlov0000 says: Oct 11, 2013 10:13 PM

    What’s religion got to do with any of this? Why is Deion convinced his god cares even remotely about petty shenanigans at a school?

  68. stunzeed5 says: Oct 12, 2013 12:14 PM

    Darrell Green > Deion Sanders

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