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Deion Sanders, Bryant in a quarrel

Posted on: March 25, 2011 1:08 pm
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Hall of Fame CB Deion Sanders used to mentor Cowboys WR Dez Bryant, but in recent months, that relationship has changed and they no longer work together.

So, perhaps it shouldn’t have been a surprise when Sanders criticized Bryant (he of the alleged droopy pants , though some of that theory has been debunked by now) on ESPN 103.3, saying Bryant had been ignorant and that he wasn’t surprised by the incident at NorthPark Center mall.

Since the story came out – Bryant apparently was sagging his pants at the mall and was asked to lift them, and after he refused, two off-duty cops escorted him out of the mall and told him he was banned from returning for the next three months and he cursed at them – Bryant has told his side of the story.

Bryant told ESPN Dallas that he was guilty of using profanity, but that was it.

After hearing Sander’s comments, Bryant told ESPN Dallas, “I wish Deion would come to me as a man and talk to me. I've been reaching out to Deion. I've never done anything wrong to Deion or disrespected him. I've never lied to Deion."

Sanders said he stopped working with Bryant, because Bryant was dishonest. Bryant refutes that as well:

Meanwhile, Bryant said Sanders has refused to talk to him since he backed out of his marketing deal with Under Armour, a popular shoe and apparel company that also outfits Sanders' youth athletic programs. The deal fell apart, according to Bryant, because he determined during last year's minicamps that the company's cleats weren't the right fit for his feet.

Bryant, who wears Nike cleats but does not have a shoe deal, said Sanders has ignored repeated text messages from him since then.

"I never knew the reason for Deion not saying anything to me," Bryant said. "The only thing I can believe is that when I stopped talking to Under Armour, Deion stopped talking to me. I never knew what Prime's problem was.

"That's my decision. That has nothing to do with Prime. That made me feel he must be getting something from Under Armour."

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 5:34 am

Deion Sanders, Bryant in a quarrel

Excellent post. I completely concur with any minimal issue you may have put together.

Since: Oct 1, 2009
Posted on: March 27, 2011 1:39 am

Deion Sanders, Bryant in a quarrel

Off duty cops, as in real cops that are off duty.

Reading comprehension, try it.
Make sure you get more info I guess next time.  They were off duty cops working as security guards.  Which means their badges were still shiny harassing some guys for how they dress.  Real cops don't worry about this sort of thing.  Mall security guards do.

Since: Aug 21, 2008
Posted on: March 26, 2011 6:48 am

Deion Sanders, Bryant in a quarrel

unfortnately he probably was trolling for high school girls. i  think its the new thing look at LT, nelly and the many others out there.

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Posted on: March 26, 2011 1:08 am
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Since: Jan 5, 2009
Posted on: March 25, 2011 11:18 pm

Deion Sanders, Bryant in a quarrel

Wow... This is a childish story!

Since: Jun 13, 2007
Posted on: March 25, 2011 6:39 pm

Deion Sanders, Bryant in a quarrel

Why is a millionaire hanging at a shopping mall?  Why in the world would an athlete want to waste his time at a friggin' mall??  Unless Dez was trolling for giggly high school girls or college co-ed skank, he is just embarrassing the brand.  He probably has a shoe contract, a clothes contract, all the electronic toys anyone could ever need and anything else you could purchase at a mall.  Rich people don't go to malls.  Maybe they go to a Galleria Mall once in lifetime.  Dez, grow up and find better uses of your free time.  You don't have to split the atom or do rocket science when you are not on the field.  Go help some charity or underprivileged kids.

Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: March 25, 2011 6:31 pm

Deion Sanders, Bryant in a quarrel

100% agree with this post.

Looks like Deon's youth camps won't be outfitted with Under Armour this year.. He better take another rookie under his wing.. Then get them to sign with Under Armour.. 

On the other hand.. Couldnt Dez just take the $$ from Under Armour.. Use Nike Cleats & put an Under Armour logo on them..  Example: Tiger Woods uses Titleist Golf Balls, but they say Nike on them for endorsement purposes..

Since: Dec 14, 2009
Posted on: March 25, 2011 6:05 pm

Deion Sanders, Bryant in a quarrel

I cant stand these kind of stories, Yet I cant stop reading them either!

What is my major malfunction? I guess its part of our addiction to information about celebrities, no matter how trivial.

Deion & Dez, Leave my brain alone!!!

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