Deion Sanders, former NFL star and co-founder of Prime Prep, a Dallas charter school, took aim at an unnamed WFAA reporter while on Dallas radio station KRLD. Sanders went on the program to address allegations that his charter school had engaged in illegal recruiting for both football and basketball.
“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 said. “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.”
Sanders’ comments were most likely aimed at WFAA (ABC) reporter Brett Shipp who has done a series of reports about Prime Prep’s athletic program. You can watch one of Shipp’s reports after the jump. In it, he was antagonized by Prime Prep coaches and players while investigating the uncertainty surrounding the school’s athletic program.
Sanders went on to say,
“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. Don’t allow your disdain for me affect our kids and that’s what’s happening.”
Here’s one of a series of reports by Shipp about Prime Prep.
TVSpy has reached out to Shipp for comment, but we have not heard back.[FOX Sports Southwest][Dallas Morning News]