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Deion Sanders has harsh criticism for Peyton Manning: ‘This was horrible’

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Peyton Manning’s legacy was one of the biggest storylines for Super Bowl XLVIII. With a win in the game, he’d have two rings to go along with his record five regular-season MVPs and countless other passing records. There really wouldn’t be much of a knock against him if he won the second ring. But Manning lost, is now 1-2 in Super Bowls, and continues to be viewed by detractors as a player who doesn’t play well in big games. Some say Manning’s legacy should be unaffected by his performance, while others say his performance — and the manner in which his team lost — keeps him from being the best of all time.

One person who firmly believes Manning’s legacy is negatively affected by the Super Bowl is Deion Sanders. The NFL Network analyst says Manning did not live up to his standard.

“Unfortunately, a few of us guys sitting up here have gold jackets, and we hold people to a criteria unlike others,” Sanders said, speaking on behalf of himself, Marshall Faulk and Michael Irvin.

“This is not good. What we saw tonight is not good. I can’t even tell you one thing that I saw that I can take home and say ‘man, that was alright.’ This was horrible. And it started from the first snap.”

Rich Eisen suggested that most quarterbacks would have struggled against Seattle’s defense, but Deion disagreed. He feels like Peyton should be criticized for the loss the same way he’s praised for wins.

“This is the problem. We praise Peyton — we should — for calling everything, taking his team to depths, broke every record known to man — then we give him all the credit. So now when they lose, it’s not his fault. Whose fault is it? It’s a team, right? But is it the team’s fault when you win? No, Peyton’s calling everything at the line.”

Sanders didn’t exactly explain himself in the most eloquent way, but he’s right.

Manning is one of the best quarterbacks of all time. It’s impossible to dispute that. But for as great as he’s been in the regular season, there has always been a consistent pattern of disappointing performances in the postseason. That is every bit a part of his legacy as his regular season dominance.

Deion Sanders helped Pro Bowl streaker avoid jail

A fan who ran onto the field during the Pro Bowl in Hawaii last weekend says she avoided jail thanks to the influence of Deion Sanders.

Katrina Torres ran onto the field at Aloha Stadium after the NFC scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter as a tribute to her ailing cousin. Her cousin, Gary, was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident two years ago and can’t talk (you can see him in this video). She says he always wanted to go to the Pro Bowl but never made it, so her actions were a tribute to him.

Torres told KHON that Gary was watching on TV from New Mexico.

“He can’t talk, but he was just smiling a lot and he was just fist pumping. They said as soon as we saw you jump, his face just lit up and he was just fist pumping and stuff so that made it so worth it for me,” Torres said.

Torres had the words “I did it 4 Gary” written across her back, and she says she promised Gary she would do it. She even told her family about her plans, and they were all for it.

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Though what Torres did is illegal — she’s been banned from Aloha Stadium for a year — she managed to avoid jail because of Sanders’ influence. Primetime apparently heard the girl’s story and was moved to defend her.

“Deion Sanders came running behind us and he’s like, ‘Hey don’t arrest her. That was really cool. Just don’t arrest her. If you arrest her, I’m gonna bail her right out,’” Torres told KHON.

We definitely have to give Torres some props. She is fast, athletic, and she can jump. Shoot, maybe she should try out for a women’s football league.

H/T Shutdown Corner

Deion Sanders criticized way Colin Kaepernick dressed

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has faced some criticism as of late for his choice in clothing. After the Niners beat the Carolina Panthers, a writer tweeted that Kaepernick should turn his hat around and act like a professional. That writer took a lot of heat from us and many others, but Deion Sanders made a similar comment on Sunday.

As several Twitter users noted, Sanders began his discussion of Kaepernick’s postgame press conference on NFL Network by commenting on his wardrobe.

“First of all, what does he have on?” Sanders asked.

What a second, is this the Deion Sanders commenting on what someone is wearing? The same “Prime Time” that was one of the most flamboyant dressers in sports during his NFL career? Remember when he used to dress like this?

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Deion Sanders fired again from Prime Prep Academy

Deion SandersDeion Sanders has been fired again from Prime Prep Academy, a charter school with campuses in Dallas and Fort Worth that the former NFL star co-founded.

Sanders was fired in October after allegedly assaulting the school’s CFO. The CFO, Kevin Jefferson, later changed his assault accusation story and Sanders went back to work. Sanders also allegedly forced out his co-founder, D.L. Wallace.

Now WFAA investigative reporter Brett Shipp says Sanders has been fired again. Shipp says students walked out behind Sanders in support.

Prime Prep Academy was the subject of a Sunday feature in The Dallas Morning News. The newspaper described Prime Prep Academy as a school with multiple problems, one that has several leadership issues that could lead to an audit.

Prime Prep Academy was accused of being financially corrupt. The school also failed to meet state academic standards during recent testing.

Deion Sanders fired from school he co-founded after alleged assault

Deion-Sanders-Jerry-Jones-Fans-False-ExpectationsDeion Sanders was fired from his position as head football coach at Prime Prep Academy in Dallas on Friday in the wake of an assault investigation. The most intriguing aspect of the fluid situation is that Prime Prep Academy was named after Sanders and his nickname “Prime Time.” The Hall of Fame defensive back is one of the school’s co-founders.

Dallas Police have been investigating an alleged incident that took place during a faculty meeting at the school on Wednesday afternoon. The Dallas Morning News originally reported that Kevin Jefferson, Prime Prep Academy’s chief financial officer, claims Sanders assaulted him during the meeting when Deion became upset that some of the school’s student athletes are not doing well in class.

“He walked back to the back of the classroom to where I was sitting in a desk,” Jefferson told Tanya Eiserer of the Dallas Morning News. “As he got closer to me, I stood up because he was kind of standing over me and he just kind of kept talking to me and at me and then he just grabbed me by my throat and kind of threw me to the ground. Some people had to get him off of me.”

Prime Prep Academy released a statement on Friday announcing that Sanders is no longer an employee or representative of the school, effective immediately. Sanders admitted that he is upset with the way the school is being run but denied making physical contact with Jefferson.

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Deion Sanders jumps for joy on Twitter after finalizing divorce from Pilar Sanders

Deion-Sanders-Pilar-Sanders-LawsuitFormer NFL cornerback Deion Sanders has spent well over a year going through a sticky divorce, but he took a step toward getting it all over with last week. Sanders and his now ex-wife Pilar finalized their divorce on Friday — 18 months after filing.

As the Dallas Morning News pointed out, the drama is far from finished. Pilar’s attorney, Larry Freidman, said a judge has severed multiple tort claims that Pilar has brought against Deion including fraud, breach of fiduciary, mental distress and physical abuse. Those will be heard in court later, but for now Deion is taking some time to celebrate his divorce becoming official.

The Sanders divorce proceedings have been ugly from the start. Last year, Deion accused Pilar of “jumping” him with one of her friends right in front of the couple’s kids. Prior to that, Pilar threw this very damaging accusation at Deion.

Given all the drama that has taken place since last year, you can understand why Sanders is relieved. That being said, he may want to save the champagne until the rest of the mess is sorted out.

Leon Sandcastle-Deion Sanders drafted by Chiefs in NFL Network commercial

NFL Network had an excellent commercial that aired during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl that sparked the question: who is Leon Sandcastle?

Sandcastle was the fictional alter-ego created by NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders, who shows up at the 2013 NFL Combine to prove that stars like RG3, Russell Wilson, and Andrew Luck are not the most dominant rookies ever.

During the commercial, Sanders wears a wig and signs up for the combine under the name “Leon Sandcastle.” He runs a 4.2 40-yard dash, and gets hyped up by NFL Network analysts Mike Mayock and Kurt Warner. Eventually, the Kansas City Chiefs supposedly select Sandcastle No. 1 overall.

The commercial led to some solid jokes:

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