Who stole Deion Sanders's wallet, phone amid Jackson State coaching debut? The truth behind 'misplaced' items

Jackson State's head football coach accused the security personnel of lying about the items being 'misplaced' and said that his staff member had 'witnessed the crime'


                            Who stole Deion Sanders's wallet, phone amid Jackson State coaching debut? The truth behind 'misplaced' items
Jackson State coach Deion Sanders said his staff member had seen someone steal his belongings (Getty Images)

Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders has found his belongings which he originally believed were stolen following Jackson State Tigers' 53-0 victory over Edward Waters. After his first win as Jackson State's head football coach, Sanders revealed on Sunday, February 21, that his personal items, including cell phones, watches and credit cards, were stolen during the game, casting an ominous shadow on what was otherwise a day of celebration in Jackson.

"No. 1, the kids played really well," Sanders said in the press conference after the game. "But while the game was going on, somebody came in and stole every darn thing I had in the locker room, coaches' office. Credit cards, wallet, watches. Thank God I had on my necklaces."

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'Not even a phone to call your mama'

Sanders took a moment to collect himself before calling out Jackson State security. He also spoke about the areas in need of improvement under his watch. "So when I have to talk about quality, raising the standards — that goes for everyone, man," Sanders proceeded to say. "Not just the people on the field, not just the coaches, not just the teachers, not just the faculty. But everybody — security and everybody."

"So how do you think it feels, coming back, after just teary-eyed because the guys had presented me with the game ball, one of the best moments I've ever had in my professional sports career emotionally. And then you go into your locker room, your coach's office to digress, and you notice that you don't even have a phone to call your mama, call your girl, call your kids because it's been stolen.... We're gonna find out who did it."

Deion Sanders (Twitter/@DeionSanders)

'It was stolen but they got it back'

However, good news soon followed with a Jackson State official telling reporters that Sanders' property wasn't stolen but 'misplaced' and 'secured' by a JSU staffer, according to reports. "It was his first game at the stadium. The first for JSU at home since 2019. Hectic week," said the staff spokesperson. Sanders got his stuff back, but he wasn't buying the explanation. He replied to the tweet, saying, "Naw it was stolen but they got it back. It was stolen out my personal bag in my office and My assistant caught the gentleman in the process of stealing it but she was alone. No Miscommunication my man at all."



 



 

He then said whoever claimed that his property wasn't stolen was actually 'lying' and reiterated that one of his staffers witnessed the alleged theft. "Whomever putting out the lie that my belongings wasn’t stolen is LYING. My belongings were taken out of a zipped bag in my office and more items were taken as well from my office. We have retrieved them since being reported. My Staff member witnessed the crime. #Truth," he tweeted.

Either way, we can all be happy since everything played out fine in the end.

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