When I ran across Deion Sanders’ interview on the NFL Network this morning, I was gonna let it go. Notwithstanding my skepticism about officially clearing the air via an interview on your own network conducted by a sympathetic colleague, I was all set to ignore the spectacle.
After listening and watching Neon for a while, it does seem like Deion Sanders achieves a lot of good for underprivileged kids in the Dallas area. Not only that, it seems the good deeds come from a place of sincerity.
That’s very commendable, and if more professional athletes and celebrities used their wattage to help the forgotten communities in the country, we’d ALL be a lot better off.
But then Prime Time flubbed a no-brainer. Emphatically and unapologetically.
Asked if he would do anything differently in his handling of Dez Bryant and, to a lesser degree, Michael Crabtree, Sanders replied in the negative. According to the former two-sport star, he didn’t do anything wrong.
Sanders professes to care deeply about these two kids. He claims to be all about helping them, mentoring them, and guiding them to greater glory in the arena of life. He spen...
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