The theft of his belongings wasn’t the only surprise Deion Sanders received during his coaching debut at Jackson State. However, the other was much more welcome.
Former Cowboys teammate Troy Aikman came to Mississippi to support Sanders as his former teammate led 53-0 over Edward Waters College.
“My man @troyaikman showed up at Veterans Memorial Stadium today to see something from @gojsutigersfb and it made me cry that he would come to support me and my dream after a difficult week regarding the weather in Texas and Mississippi. #TheeiloveJsu, ”Sanders wrote on Instagram, along with a photo of the two on the field.
Sanders’ postgame press conference included a frustrated spiel.
“I’m pissed off right now,” Sanders said. “While the game was going on, someone came in and stole everything I had in [the coach’s office]. “
There was some confusion that ensued as the school quickly released a statement claiming the items were “out of place,” which Sanders denied on Twitter.
Sanders and Aikman were teammates on the Cowboys from 1995 to 1999. Aikman, Fox’s chief soccer analyst. Has recently expressed interest in becoming a general manager of the NFL.
Sanders has garnered a lot of attention since he took over the FCS program in Mississippi, including recruiting several top recruits and holding a lavish introductory press conference.