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.