Do NOT call Deion Sanders by his 1st name. The Jackson State University Head Football Coach and Pro Football Hall of Famer abruptly walked out of the SWAC media day after a reporter refers to him as “Deion” instead of his full name. Sanders said, “You don’t call Nick Saban, ‘Nick.’ Don’t call me Deion.” Sanders later added. “Treat me like Nick.” The reporter responded, “Ok, Deion” so Sanders got up and walked out.
When asked about Deion Sanders’ comments, Nick Saban said,“Look, I respond to just about anything, and I’ve been called just about everything. So, not something that’s really important to me. But I think everybody should have the opportunity to create or make the way their expectation is of how they get addressed. It’s not something that’s really that significant to me.”
Check out the video of the incident below.