It’s apparently “Coach” Sanders or it’s no Sanders for Deion Sanders… ’cause the Jackson State headman allegedly shut down interviews Tuesday after reporters referred to him as simply “Deion.”
The bizarre scene reportedly took place during SWAC Media Day in Birmingham, Ala. … when TheClarion-Ledgerclaims Sanders went off on one of its writers, Nick Suss, for calling the coach by his 1st name.
“You don’t call Nick Saban, ‘Nick,'” the outlet claims Sanders told Suss, referring to Alabama’s legendary head football coach. “Don’t call me Deion.”
“If you call Nick [Saban], Nick, you’ll get cussed out on the spot, so don’t do that to me,” Sanders reportedly added. “Treat me like Nick.”
The Clarion-Ledger says when the football coach was referred to as Deion a second time during the interviews … it claims that’s when Sanders stormed out of the event.
Sanders — who’s very active on social media — has yet to comment publicly on the allegations.