Deion Sanders’ eldest daughter has released a public apology after her comments exaggerated the violence at Jackson State.
During The Baller Alert Podcast, Deiondra Sanders opened up about her father leaving Jackson State while seemingly mentioning the “killings on campus” and concerns about safety.
“People don’t know that there are killings on the campus every few months,” she said.
However, there’s only been one death connected to the university since the Sanders family has been there.
The remains of Jackson State student Flynn Brown were discovered in a car in December last year.
Since then, Deiondra has taken to social media to right her wrongs.
“I would like to apologize for a statement that I recently made concerning the JSU murders,” she said. “I do feel like that I over-exaggerated due to the fact that every time I did come to town, I was made aware of shootings, murders, robberies on campus, around campus, and in the city.”
She continued, “I really do apologize for what I said. It’s just that things did happen while my family was there that the public was not made aware of,” she said. “But I definitely shouldn’t have exaggerated like that, and I do want to say that apologize for that. So I apologize to the whole JSU community, JSU campus and everyone that’s a part of JSU.”
As for her father, Deion came to her defense but claimed he would handle the situation privately.
He tweeted, “Just so Ya Know,’ I don’t play about my kids.’ If they’re wrong, the will repent and then make it right, if possible publicly, not privately. Some things we just should let go of. PLEASE be careful speaking subliminally about my kids because my receipts ain’t subliminal. #IMHIM”
Just so Ya Know “I don’t play about my kids”. If they’re wrong the will repent and then make it right if possible publicly not privately. Some things we just should let go. PLEASE be careful speaking subliminally about my kids because my receipts ain’t subliminal. #I‘MHIM
— COACH PRIME (@DeionSanders) January 23, 2023