Audio surfaces of Deion Sanders threatening to break Prep Prime Academy CEO’s neck


In October of last year, Deion Sanders was fired, hired, and fired again from his charter school, “Prime Prep Academy. There were allegations that Sanders was threatening the staff in an attempt to get more money. The facts were sketchy but now, The Dallas Observer has obtained audio of Sanders ranting about money, his community ties and a threat to break co-founder,  D.L. Wallace’s neck.

“I’m going to get more money, or there ain’t going to be no school, that’s just flat out how it’s going to be,” Sanders tells Wallace in the recording.

He admits he doesn’t really need the money. “Forget me, because what I do with the money I’m getting, I turn around and stipend my coaches,” he says, apparently referring to the small stipends usually paid to high school sports coaches. “Because God has blessed me, I don’t really need it. But I’m going to get it because it’s mine and my name is on the building. OK, that’s just fair.”

He adds: “I don’t know who you can look in this eye in this room, and say, ‘I’m going to give myself 120 Gs and I’m giving Prime 40.’ You can’t justify that.”

Then, in the next recording:

“You don’t even really know how we got this school in Austin, you don’t really know, so let me tell you,” Sanders tells Wallace in the recordings. “It ain’t because all these inflated words and wonderful things we said, it was another way.” Sanders lectures Wallace on the school’s origins, reminding him how Sanders’ own celebrity, and apparently special treatment from politicians in Austin, helped close the deal.

“Senators, political leaders that you hooked me up with, that you put me down with. That’s how we got the school,” Sanders says, before disparaging other leaders at the school. “You’re talking about a nigga sitting up there that was an athlete who didn’t graduate, another nigga sitting up there saying he’s the president, that ain’t graduate nothing, and we got a school. Think about that, man. How in the world do you think we got a school?”

“I’m pissed off at you dog, because I trusted you, from man to man, I always had your back,” he says. “I feel like throwing this chair at you and breaking your damn neck right now, and I don’t even use profanity, but I’m going to let it ride, because I’m pissed off because I love kids.”

“You look at it as business, nigg*,” Sanders says. “I look at it as kids.”

This seems to be a familiar theme, Deion accused of being violent and beligerent behind closed doors.