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Fired Deion Sanders reinstated as high school football coach

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10:04 AM ET 10.12 | Deion "Prime Time" Sanders was temporarily sidelined by the charter school that bears his nickname. But he got his job back Friday -- with expanded duties. Sanders' removal from Prime Prep Academy came after a confrontation Wednesday in which the school's chief financial officer, Kevin Jefferson, says he was assaulted by Sanders. Dallas police are investigating the exchange between Sanders and Jefferson, which occurred during a meeting at the academy's Oak Cliff campus. Sanders acknowledged that a "confrontation" occurred but denied an assault took place. A news release on the Prime Prep website Friday said Sanders was no longer an employee at the academy. No reason was given. But Friday afternoon, T. Christopher Lewis, chairman of the board of directors at Uplift Fort Worth, which is the school's governing body, said that Sanders was once again an employee at the school. He is one of the school's football coaches and its athletic director. "We have decided that we are going to continue to work together to accomplish the -- goals that we set out," Lewis said.

Dallas Morning News

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October 12, 2013  10:08 AM ET

<checks for relevant or interesting content, finds none, moves on>

October 12, 2013  10:12 AM ET

Slime Time?

October 12, 2013  11:00 AM ET

"Christopher Lewis, chairman of the board .... said that Sanders was once again an employee at the school.

What he didn't say is whither the school's chief financial officer, Kevin Jefferson still was.

October 12, 2013  11:25 AM ET

No prime time money, no school.

October 12, 2013  12:37 PM ET

I just wish NFLN would replace him. He makes it unwatchable, always shilling for buddies and absolutely never criticizing bad play by a buddy, ala Bruschi on ESPN.

October 12, 2013  02:15 PM ET

The story I read said that Deion was standing up for higher academic achievement for student athletes. If that's the case, it was the right thing to do.

October 12, 2013  02:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The story I read said that Deion was standing up for higher academic achievement for student athletes. If that's the case, it was the right thing to do.

I'm all for higher accountability for academic standards. Not sure an alleged assault is the way to go about it, though.

October 12, 2013  02:52 PM ET

Sounds like the CFO just got schooled.

October 12, 2013  03:47 PM ET

Crime time!

October 12, 2013  04:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Crime time!

Lol!

I'm upset I didn't think of that first.

October 12, 2013  04:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Lol!I'm upset I didn't think of that first.

It's the Scotch. It makes me say incredibly intelligent and witty things.

October 12, 2013  05:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Crime time!

That sounds like a front page headline from the NY Post.

October 12, 2013  05:51 PM ET

Just imagine Creepy beating the hell out of a co-worker for a jelly donut

October 12, 2013  05:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Just imagine Creepy beating the hell out of a co-worker for a jelly donut

IMO the jelly doughnut would win every time over Creepy.

October 12, 2013  06:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

IMO the jelly doughnut would win every time over Creepy.

It was draw last week!!!

October 12, 2013  06:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

It was draw last week!!!

a

October 12, 2013  06:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

It was draw last week!!!

And how do they taste:)

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October 12, 2013  09:01 PM ET

I don't support this POS being fired. I support this POS being set on fire.

 
October 12, 2013  09:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

I don't support this POS being fired. I support this POS being set on fire.

+1

It took a few decades, be he finally found someone he could tackle.

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