Deion Sanders Fired by Prime Prep Academy After Assault Accusations Emerge

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistOctober 10, 2013

Former NFL superstar Deion Sanders has been fired by Prime Prep Academy, a charter school he co-founded, after being accused of assault by an employee, according to Ryan Wood of WFAA in Dallas. 

Christina Rosales of The Dallas Morning News reports Dallas police are currently looking into the claims made by Kevin Jefferson after an encounter during a faculty meeting. Sanders was apparently upset about the poor class performance by some of the school's athletes.

Jefferson spoke with The News' Tanya Eiserer and said a verbal argument led to Sanders confronting him, at which point the former football player grabbed him by the throat and pushed him to the ground before other people in the meeting stepped in:

He walked back to the back of the classroom to where I was sitting in a desk. 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.


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    via Bleacher Report