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Deion Sanders’ first college game coaching Jackson State results in theft of personal belongings

Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders’ coaching debut came without a hitch, as the Jackson State Tigers dominated Edward Waters, 53-0, on Sunday night. Unfortunately, Sanders literally got robbed of his personal belongings while he was on the field coaching.

According to reports, Sanders’ locker was ransacked, resulting in the Pro Football Hall of Famer losing his wallet and phone, among other things. You could only imagine how the 53-year-old reacted after learning of the incident (h/t Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated):

Sanders also said that he remains adamant that the team will find out who the culprit is:

This is definitely a sour patch to what was an otherwise stellar evening for Sanders. The night actually started off on a high note for the two-time Super Bowl champ, with former Dallas Cowboys teammate Troy Aikman paying him a surprise visit prior to kick-off. The pair shared an endearing moment on the field. Little did Sanders know that a crime was going to be committed not long after.

Setting the theft incident aside, however, it was a memorable evening for Sanders in terms of his coaching debut. As expected, his Tigers completely outplayed their opponents in their opening game of the season which ultimately resulted in a highly-impressive 53-0 shutout.

No disrespect to Edward Waters, but they weren’t exactly a formidable foe for Jackson State. Sanders and his team will face tougher battles ahead which will surely put his coaching skills to the test. Hopefully, though, there won’t be any more off-field fiascos for Sanders moving forward.