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Deiondra Sanders was recently a guest on the Baller Alert Podcast and revealed why she supported her father’s decision to leave Jackson State as the head football coach. As the daughter of the former NFL and Jackson State football coach Deion Sanders, Deiondra explained she felt unsafe on campus because of the alleged shootings and “killings on the campus.”
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“The thing that people don’t know is like … it is more than football in Jackson,” Deiondra said. “When my dad makes a decision, he thinks about all aspects of his kids. People don’t realize he has to get his kids to go to that school also.
“People don’t know that they are killings on the campus every few months. Yeah, they don’t know that. They are breaking into the locker rooms and stealing from the students. It is kind of like my dad giving back to the community, but what is the community giving back to my dad? He doesn’t feel safe there,” she added.
However, there’s only been one death connected to the university since the Sanders family has been there. Deiondra turned to Twitter to write her wrongs by apologizing for her statements on the HBCU while on the podcast.
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“I would like to apologize for a statement that I recently made concerning the JSU murders,” she said. “I do feel like that I over-exaggerated due to the fact that every time I did come to town, I was made aware of shootings, murders, robberies on campus, around campus and in the city.”
“I really do apologize for what I said. It’s just that things did happen while my family was there that the public was not made aware of,” she said. “But I definitely shouldn’t have exaggerated like that, and I do want to say that apologize for that. So I apologize to the whole JSU community, JSU campus, and everyone that’s a part of JSU.”
As for her father, Deion came to her defense but claimed he would handle the situation privately.
Just so Ya Know “I don’t play about my kids”. If they’re wrong the will repent and then make it right if possible publicly not privately. Some things we just should let go. PLEASE be careful speaking subliminally about my kids because my receipts ain’t subliminal. #I‘MHIM
— COACH PRIME (@DeionSanders) January 23, 2023
“Just so Ya Know, I don’t play about my kids. If they’re wrong, the will repent and then make it right, if possible publicly, not privately. Some things we just should let go of. PLEASE be careful speaking subliminally about my kids because my receipts ain’t subliminal. #IMHIM,” he tweeted.
This isn’t the first case where an HBCU is being berated by a Black person. Earlier this month Ed Reed recently apologized for bashing the HBCU Bethune-Cookman on Instagram live.