Deion Sanders Tells Nagging ’60 Minutes’ Reporter: ‘Truth Is Good for Kids,’ Condemns ‘Lying’ Society

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from Western Journal,

During an interview on “60 Minutes,” the former Dallas Cowboys star defended his tactic after arriving at Colorado from Jackson State of telling many of the players for his school to transfer out, something about 50 players would later do.

“You take a team that’s won one game, and you fire the whole coaching staff. So, who did the coaching staff recruit? The kids. So, the kids are just as much to blame as the coaching staff. And I came to the conclusion that a multitude of them couldn’t help us get to where we wanted to go,” Sanders said.

Sanders said that telling players that he would make life hard on them was a strategy.

“Now, if you went for that, if you were able to let words run you off, you ain’t for us because we’re a old-school staff,” he said.

“We coach hard. We coach tough. We’re disciplinarians. So, if you’re allowing verbiage to run you off because you don’t feel secure with your ability, you ain’t for us,” he said.

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”I’m sure that your straight talk was appreciated by some. But, is this scorched-earth policy good for college football or for the kids?” interviewer Jon Wertheim asked.

“I think truth is good for kids. We’re so busy lyin’, we don’t even recognize the truth no more in society,” Sanders replied.

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