Deion Sanders called a Dallas television reporter an “African-American killer” because of his reports about alleged illegal recruiting to the basketball and football programs to Prime Prep Academy, a school Sanders co-founded.
During a radio interview, Sanders would not name the reporter, but Dallas-area source identify Brett Shipp as the target of the Hall of Fame football player’s angst.
“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,” Sanders told Dallas radio station KRLD. “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.
And Sanders, who works as an analyst for the NFL Network, was just getting started.
“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,” he added. “Don’t allow your disdain for me affect our kids and that’s what’s happening.”
And that wasn’t all.
“First of all I don’t recruit,” Sanders said, “didn’t need to recruit, don’t have to recruit. I had 34 kids on the whole football program. Does that sound like recruiting?
“The board which is compiled of the coaches and administrators of the school that you’re participating against. How stupid is that?
“There’s going to be a lawsuit, and if you’re dirty and if you in DISD (Dallas School District) you better clean up your drawers baby because we going to find it and we going to get it and we going to expose you and everybody is going to know what you did to our babies and it’s wrong, and we going to stand up and fight. And what I’m going to do, I’m going to stand up and fight for what is right. And I’m here to get these kids to college.”
Lastly, Sanders said: “I went over and talked to the lady [Madison principal Marian Willard] that’s in charge of this mess, I said, ‘Ma’am, I want you to meet me. I know you’ve spoken about me negatively as well, but I’m going to be here for the next 25, 30 years, as long as God allows me to be here at this school, so you might as well get to know me because I ain’t going nowhere.'”