Maybe Deion Sanders was just having a bad day on Tuesday or maybe he is just a bit too full of himself.
Deion got his panties in a bunch during Tuesday’s SWAC media day and walked out of availability when a reporter called him by his first name instead of calling him coach Sanders.
From Sports Illustrated:
“You don’t call Nick Saban, ‘Nick.’ Don’t call me Deion,” Sanders told Suss, per the Clarion Ledger’s Langston Newsome. “If you call Nick (Saban), Nick, you’ll get cussed out on the spot, so don’t do that to me. Treat me like Nick.”
Suss mainly covers Ole Miss but crosses over several beats from time to time. This was his second time covering Sanders at SWAC Media Day, per the Clarion Ledger.
“When I interview people, I call them by their first name,” Suss said. “Whether it’s someone I’ve been working with for years or someone I’m talking to for the first time. This is true of the coaches and players on the Ole Miss beat, the coaches and players at Mississippi State and Southern Miss when I help out covering their teams and, as recently as January, even Sanders, too.”