In a wild story, Jackson State confirmed to media outlets that Deion Sanders’ things were all found in his locker after the “pissed” coach – in the postgame press conference after his debut win – said the locker room was robbed during the game.
After Jackson State beat Edward Waters 53-0 on Sunday, an upset Sanders said someone got into the locker room and office and stole wallets, credit cards and more.
“I’m pissed off right now, because I have mixed emotions,” Sanders said. “We won, the kids played really well, but while the game was going on someone came in and stole every darn thing I had in the locker room, in the coaches office. Credit cards, wallet, watches. Thank God I had on my necklaces. How? So when I talk about the quality, raising the standards, that goes for everyone, man. Not just the people on the field, not just the coaches, not just the teachers, not just the faculty, but everybody. Security and everybody.
“So how do you think it feels, coming back and having just (been) teary-eyed because the guys presented me with the game ball, one of the best moments I’ve ever had in my professional sports career emotionally, and then you go into your locker room, your coaches office to dress, and you notice that you don’t even have a phone to call your mama, to call your girl, to call your kids because it’s been stolen. You don’t even have the skully hats that you wore here. We’re gonna find out who did it.”
However, Noah Newman of WJTV reports Jackson State confirmed to him all of Sanders’ things have been found in his locker and office.
In January, Sanders had belongings stolen out of his truck on campus. He took to social media to ask for help from the people of Jackson, Mississippi, after his truck was broken into.
“I have a black Ford F-350 and it was broken into last night,” Sanders said, via Instagram, after practice from the field. “A white Suburban came at 5:37 a.m., broke the window out and stole this boombox that one of my dearest friends gave me as a birthday gift. And I’m a little disturbed because the boombox has sentimental value. I’m offering a reward to find that boombox. I want that boombox back. I don’t give a dern about the (truck), the window
Mark Heim is a sports reporter for The Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Mark_Heim.
A sad, bizarre and unfortunate situation. After his first win as Jackson State’s head football coach Deion Sanders reveals that his personal items were stolen during the game. pic.twitter.com/S0CyJMN1VW— Joe Cook (@JoeCookSports) February 21, 2021
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