Prime Time, Neon Deion, there used to be multiple acceptable names for two-sport star and football Hall-of-Famer Deion Sanders. But now he just prefers ‘coach.’
The second-year head football coach of Jackson State attended media day for the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tuesday, and he cut his interview short with Clarion-Ledger writer Nick Suss. The reason? Suss called the coach ‘Deion.’
“Back up a little bit. You don’t call Nick Saban ‘Nick,’ Sanders told Suss, referring to Alabama head coach Nick Saban. “Don’t call me Deion.”
“I call Nick Saban ‘Nick,’” Suss replied.
“No, you don’t. No, you don’t. That’s a lie,” Sanders fired back. “If you call Nick ‘Nick’ you know you’ll get cussed out on the spot. So