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SMU looking into Deion Sanders Jr.’s Lil Wayne backstage visit

Deion Sanders Jr.

Dez Bryant lying to the NCAA regarding an innocuous meeting he had with Deion Sanders in 2009 effectively cost the former Oklahoma State wide receiver the remainder of his collegiate career.

Now Prime Time is once again connected to a situation that may or may not constitute an NCAA violation (more than likely the latter), although this one hits a little closer to home.

Last week, photos appeared on social media websites of SMU wide receiver Deion Sanders Jr. and some of his teammates hanging out backstage with rapper Lil’ Wayne.  The father of the SMU receiver told Adam Lawson of the Valley Morning Star that “his son was being investigated because ‘they’re trying to say (he) got into the concert because (he’s) an SMU player.’”  The elder Sanders went on to explain that Lil’ Wayne is one of his best friends.

While the former Florida State star claimed that the NCAA is investigating his son, his son’s school claims otherwise.

Lil Wayne“It’s not the NCAA. It’s our compliance office. Just doing their due diligence,” SMU official Brad Sutton said via text message when asked about who was probing what. “We don’t expect to find anything amiss, but it’s our responsibility to check stuff like this out.”

What SMU will likely find is that Sanders Jr. and his teammates were backstage because of who the former’s father is, not because they’re Mustang football players.

Sanders Jr. enrolled at SMU this past January after spending one season at the prep school Atlanta Sports Academy.  He’s expected to see time this season as a slot receiver.

(Tip O’ the Cap: Dallas Morning News)

(Photo courtesy of Deion Sanders’ Twitter account)

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6 Responses to “SMU looking into Deion Sanders Jr.’s Lil Wayne backstage visit”
  1. idolized1 says: Aug 23, 2013 11:06 AM

    Oh for God’s sake, piss off already NCAA.

  2. alligatorsnapper says: Aug 23, 2013 11:29 AM

    I thought the NCAA was supposed to be dropping the little stuff and concentrating on the big things? I also thought they were cutting out some of their LA phone book of regulations to something more reasonable.

    This is what the NCAA wastes their time?

  3. coachbeck says: Aug 23, 2013 11:47 AM

    Hanging out with lil Wayne is considered extra benefits ???? Lol.

    Go away compliance office lol

  4. sanduskyshowerboy says: Aug 23, 2013 12:01 PM


  5. transam7816 says: Aug 23, 2013 3:34 PM

    Lol..yea I’m sure they were backstage due to their status at SMU

  6. jpage900 says: Aug 24, 2013 10:59 AM

    ….and why is this he wearing pajamas?

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