Deion Sanders had an intense Father’s Day Instagram post
No one in the world of professional sports created a more detailed and intense social media post about Father’s Day on Sunday than Deion Sanders.
Sanders, a former NFL star who has five children and has been married twice, got into a lot of personal stuff, including but not limited to a mention of sleeping with two women at the same time. That wasn’t the bottom line, however. Here’s what the Instagram post said in its entirety:
“Just because I have a penis doesn’t mean that I’m a Man. It simply means I’m a male. I didn’t become a man at the age of 18 or 21 when the world deemed me to be legal to drink, fight for my beloved country and to enter a night club. I didnt become a man when my 1st or 2nd child was born. I didnt become a man when I made my 1st or 10th MILLION. I didnt become a man when I won superbowls and played in the world series. I didn’t become a man when I slept with 2 woman at a time. I didn’t become a man when I had Lamborghinis and several cars in my driveway. I didn’t become a man when I bought 100s of suits with gators to match. I didn’t become a man when many thought I was the man. I didn’t become a man when you called me a role model but I was a model playing a role.
“I became a man when I accepted responsibility of my life, my ways and others. I became a man when I learned to love me and forgive me. I became a man when I stopped allowing the pain of yesterday to influence me today. I became a man when I realized I don’t have to be the perfect father but a present father. I became a man when I learned not to love something that didnt have the capacity to love me back.
“When I put away childish,simple minded,egotistical speaking,Understanding and thinking I then became a man. I’m certainly not a perfect man but I’m a Good man who’s playing his position of a Father like he played the corner. TBE! How could I give more to a game or a fan than I give to my children. When we celebrate Fathers day it means more to me than just a text, tweet, Instagram or email. I had a biological father and a wonderful step father that are deceased. We never exchanged the simple words I LOVE YOU so I don’t take this day for granted. All the men that are real Fathers & real Men HAPPY FATHERS DAY. To all the mothers playing both positions HAPPY FATHERS DAY and to all the Grandparents,Uncles and Friends stepping up and in the battle to raise these kids right HAPPY FATHERS DAY. GOD BLESS. #Truth #Deionsfamilyplaybook @owntv Saturday 8C. @RevJahwar @traceyeedmonds.”
Obviously, Deion had a lot on his mind.
As many of you know, Sanders has had a complicated relationship with his kids and spouses. There have been times when his interactions with one of his son’s made us laugh and others where he has been accused of doing some very irresponsible things.
Nevertheless, Sanders felt strongly about Father’s Day 2015.