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Deion Sanders Calls WFAA Reporter ‘The African-American Killer’

Deion Sanders, former NFL star and co-founder of Prime Prep, a Dallas charter school, took aim at an unnamed WFAA reporter while on Dallas radio station KRLD.  Sanders went on the program to address allegations that his charter school had engaged in illegal recruiting for both football and basketball.

“First of all, this all started mainly by a Caucasian reporter from a news station, Channel 8, you know who I’m talking about, and he seems like he’s the African American killer,” Sanders said. “It’s always something against a brother. And that bothers me. I’ve never been accused of cheating with anything, in any sports, in any arena, in my life. Now to be accused of something as stupid and as simplistic as this and all I have is 30 kids out there. And the sad thing about it, Channel 8 and Dallas Morning News, they’re partners.”

Sanders’ comments were most likely aimed at WFAA (ABC) reporter Brett Shipp who has done a series of reports about Prime Prep’s athletic program.  You can watch one of Shipp’s reports after the jump.  In it, he was antagonized by Prime Prep coaches and players while investigating the uncertainty surrounding the school’s athletic program. Read more

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Dallas Prep School Apologizes After Football Team Harasses WFAA Reporter Brett Shipp

A high school football team in Dallas was not pleased to see WFAA investigative reporter Brett Shipp at one of their recent practice sessions (video above).

Shipp has been covering the football program at Prime Prep, Deion Sanders‘ new charter school, since local officials voted to ban the school’s athletic teams from competing this year. The team was practicing in a public city park last week when Shipp stopped by with a camera crew, prompting outrage from the players and coaches, who demanded he leave. Read more