Deion Sanders has accused a reporter of racial bias after a report came out critical of the charter school that he co-founded in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
When asked about allegations that his school, Prime Prep Academy, had been involved in illegal recruiting, Deion Sanders responded by calling the reporter an “African-American killer.”
As the Yahoo! Sports blog Prep Rally notes, Deion has had history with the reporter in question. The reporter, believed to be high school sports reporter Brett Shipp, was actually accosted by Prime Prep players and coaches while watching a public practice earlier this year.
Speaking to a Dallas area radio station, Deion Sanders said:
“First of all, this all started mainly by a Caucasian reporter from a news station, Channel 8, you know who I’m talking about, and he seems like he’s the African-American killer. It’s always something against a brother. And that bothers me. I’ve never been accused of cheating with anything, in any sports, in any arena, in my life. Now to be accused of something as stupid and as simplistic as this and all I have is 30 kids out there. And the sad thing about it, Channel 8 and Dallas Morning News, they’re partners.”
As the Dallas Morning News noted, Sanders also alluded to taking legal action against those accusing the school of violations.
“We have a lawyer that’s getting ready to tear some butts up, because a lot of the things that were done to our institution was done wrong because you dislike me,” Deion Sanders said. Don’t allow your disdain for me affect our kids and that’s what’s happening.”