Ex-Cowboy Deion Sanders Leaves Interview After Reporter Calls Him 'Deion'
By Anna Gallegos
July 21, 2021
Former Dallas Cowboy and current Jackson State football coach Deion Sanders took issue with being called "Deion" by a reporter on Tuesday.
"You don't call Nick Saban, 'Nick.' Don't call me Deion," Sanders said, referencing the Alabama football coach. "If you call Nick, Nick, you'll get cussed out on the spot, so don't do that to me. Treat me like Nick."
Sanders walked out after Suss called him "Deion" a second time.
This is how all of this started, I really Pray for all of us because this was something so minimal that was hilarious to me that you allowed a FOOLISH media outlet and person to play on your Preconceived notions. I’m all about Peace,Love,Work,Commitment,Sacrifice & Forgiveness. pic.twitter.com/ZjZPMVJVfj— COACH PRIME (@DeionSanders) July 21, 2021
Suss told the newspaper that he calls everyone by their first name.
"When I interview people, I call them by their first name. Whether it's someone I've been working with for years or someone I'm talking to for the first time," he said.
Sanders also received criticism on social media and from other sports writers about losing his cool, but the man who's also known as "Prime Time" said it's about respect.
"Respect is something that u must demand & stand for. Give respect & honor those that should be respected & if u don't respect them don't allow your feelings to escalate the situation into something else unhealthy. Always maintain your Peace & Joy because it cost u dearly & don't allow anyone or anything to take that away. Learn to walk away & see another day your way. #Truth," he wrote on Twitter.