Deion Sanders Responds to Nick Saban's Accusations of Jackson State Paying Star Player $1M
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Deion Sanders Responds to Nick Saban’s Accusations of Jackson State Paying Star Player

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The haters in the college football community have come for Deion Sanders ever since he started making things happen at Jackson State University.

According to CBS News, University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban, accused Coach Prime and Jackson State University of using the name, image, and likeness (NIL) protocols to pay the number one recruit $1 million to play at the HBCU.

Travis Hunter Jr.. initially committed to Florida State University before heading to Jackson State, starting rumors of him being paid $1 million to attend Jackson State University.

“Jackson State paid a guy $1 million last year who was a really good Division I player to come to their school,” Saban said. “It was in the paper, and they bragged about it. No one did anything about it.”

This definitely got a reaction from Sanders, who made it clear that Black people didn’t have to be paid by Black people to play with Black people.

Hunter also responded.

As Coach Prime said, he doesn’t even make a million!

The New York Post reported that Saban has gone on record saying he has reached out to Sanders who refuses to take his call.

Sanders admitted this during an interview with Andscape: “I haven’t talked to Coach Saban. I’m sure he’s tried to call. We need to talk publicly—not privately. What you said was public. That doesn’t require a conversation. Let’s talk publicly and let everybody hear the conversation.

“You can’t do that publicly and call privately. No, no, no. I still love him. I admire him. I respect him. He’s the magna cum laude of college football and that’s what it’s going to be because he’s earned that. But he took a left when he should’ve stayed right. I’m sure he’ll get back on course. I ain’t tripping.”