Former NFL star Deion Sanders has been fired by the charter school he founded, Prime Prep Academy. Sanders was fired after being accused of assault by an employee.
Per reports, Sanders was meeting with administrators at the school to discuss the poor academics of some student athletes. Kevin Jefferson, the man who’s making the claims against Sanders, said the conversation turned hostile with Sanders allegedly grabbing Jefferson by the neck.
“He walked back to the back of the classroom to where I was sitting in a desk,” Jefferson told Tanya Eiserer this morning. “As he got closer to me, I stood up because he was kind of standing over me and he just kind of kept talking to me and at me and then he just grabbed me by my throat and kind of threw me to the ground. Some people had to get him off of me.”
DEION FIRED: Statement from Prime Prep’s president — ” Deion Sanders is no longer an employee or representative for Prime Prep Academy.”
— Ryan Wood (@RyanWoodDFW) October 11, 2013
Deion gave a statement proclaiming his innocence to ABC Dallas, WFAA-TV:
“He was not beat up. He was not hit. He was none of that. Mr. Jefferson and I got into a confrontation about the welfare of these kids. And we’ll get into another one. Until you start taking care of these kids, I’m going to be on a rampage. Until we start serving these kids in Dallas like the kids are served in Fort Worth, and better, I’m going to be on the same rampage, because the teachers are frustrated. We’re frustrated.”