Deion Sanders is having a shaky start to his second season at JSU.
He walked out of media day when a reporter called him Deion instead of coach. While it is fine to let reporters know how you would like to be addressed, his reasoning that it was disrespectful because no one calls Nick Saban, Nick was off base and just not true.
Before that even happened Sanders and JSU banned a reporter from even working the media day because he wrote a story about a recruit who is facing a domestic violence charge.
“A Clarion Ledger reporter was barred from covering the Jackson State football team at Southwestern Athletic Conference Media Day on Tuesday, one day after his story was published on a domestic violence charge against the highest-ranked high school recruit in program history. Rashad Milligan was blocked by two JSU officials from covering coach Deion Sanders’ program in Birmingham, Alabama. Sanders did not want Milligan interviewing JSU players and coaches, JSU director of internal football operations LaToya Williams told Milligan,” via Clarion Ledger.
What was disappointing about this is the reporter who was barred was black. We definitely don’t have a lot of black people in media, so it is disheartening to see one barred just for doing his job.
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