Report: Sanders reinstated after assault allegation at school
OCT 11, 2013 10:30a ET
I won't sit&witness my PrimePrep kids receive 2nds when they deserve the BEST EDUCATION!There was NO assault but a definite confrontation.
The Person claiming assault is a fake administrator whom does absolutely nothing to help the school,kids or teachers reach our goals. Truth— DeionSanders (@DeionSanders) October 10, 2013
Sanders also told TMZ.com: "We locked up with one another…but he was not physically assaulted."
Sanders added: "He's looking for a pay day. I did nothing to that gentleman that warranted an assault."
Sanders and Prime Prep have been the subject of controversy since the school opened last fall. Prime Prep, which has campuses in Dallas and Fort Worth and kids from kindergarten to grade 12, has been accused of recruiting top players from other schools and failed to meet academic standards this year under the state’s new rating system. Eligibility conflicts with its local competition district led to Prime Prep withdrawing its affiliation with the statewide organization that governs public school athletics.
A press release posted Thursday to the school's web site said Sanders is no longer affiliated with Prime Prep.
"Effective immediately, Deion Sanders is no longer an employee or representative for Prime Prep Academy," the release from superintendent Rachel M. King-Sanders stated.
That was followed by another press release early Friday from Lewis:
"On behalf of the board of directors of Uplift Fort Worth…I write in support of the decision to end the relationship between Prime Prep Academy and Mr. Deion Sanders…The school family wishes Mr. Sanders much success in his future endeavors."