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Deion Sanders: 'Treat me like Nick' Saban

Jackson State coach walks out of media day after reporter twice calls him by first name
Jackson State Tigers head coach Deion Sanders, March 14, 2021
Posted at 8:22 PM, Jul 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-20 20:22:39-04

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Jackson State coach Deion Sanders walked out of the Southwestern Athletic Conference media day after a reporter twice called him by his first name.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback and second-year head coach compared it to calling Alabama coach Nick Saban "Nick."

"You don't call Nick Saban, 'Nick.' Don't call me Deion," Sanders said Tuesday, according to the Jackson Clarion Ledger.

"If you call Nick, 'Nick,' you'll get cussed out on the spot, so don't do that to me," Sanders later said. "Treat me like Nick."

Sanders walked out after being referred to by his first name a second time.