Deion Sanders Makes Highly Insensitive Comments About Players He Recruits

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Deion Sanders certainly knows how to make headlines. The former NFL superstar and current Colorado head coach is seemingly always in the news for something.

Sometimes, it’s for stealing some of the nation’s top recruits from bigger programs, like he did with five-star corners Travis Hunter and Cormani McClain in back-to-back years. But, other times, it’s for things that aren’t quite as good.

This time is one of those times. The PAC 12 head coach went on The Rich Eisen Show and spoke about the type of family backgrounds he looks for in recruits.

Here is what he said.

“Well, we have different attributes. Smart, tough, fast, disciplined with character. Now, quarterbacks are different,” Sanders told Eisen last week. “We want mother, father. Dual parent. We want that kid to be 3.5 [GPA] and up. Because he has to be smart. Not bad decisions off the field, at all. Because he has to be a leader of men.

“Defensive linemen is totally opposite. Single mama, trying to get it, he’s on free lunch,” Sanders continued. “I’m talking about just trying to make it. He’s trying to rescue mama. Like mama barely made the flight. And I want him to just go get it.

“It’s a whole different attribute that you look for in different positions. And we have that stuff just chronicled. We know what we want, and we go get it.”

Yeah, you can’t say that out loud, Deion. And, Deion is not still with the mother of his son, Shedeur, who is Colorado’s presumptive starting quarterback next year.

There’s assuredly going to be fallout from these comments.