Deion’s Prime Prep Scandal To Be Featured on Al Jazeera Tonight

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I never watched the Al Gore Network or whatever it was called, so I don’t know what channel Al Jazeera America airs on — or even if Uverse carries it. Also, I don’t know if Uverse is even your carrier. Anyway, let’s not bog down in that. Tonight the show America Tonight will air the broadcast version of this story about Deion Sanders’ Prime Prep. Much of it is a rehashing of material that those of us in Dallas have been following for some time. But the writer did talk to some current and former students and their parents. A sample:

One alumnus, who wished to remain anonymous, said he valued his experience around Sanders and the number of big-time athletes and celebrities he brought into the school, from Johnny Manziel to Snoop Dogg. But when it came to his education and moving toward his dream of getting a Division I scholarship, the young man said the school and the previous administration failed him.

“There were nights I cried myself to sleep,” he said. “I’m a smart kid, and I knew I could go to college and be a good student. I had dreams of playing at a Division I school, so the fact that dream was taken away from me due to people not doing what they were supposed to do — it sucked.”

Overall, the impression left by the story is that if you play high school sports, you probably don’t want to face a Prime Prep team. And if you’re on a Prime Prep team, your high school experience won’t bring you too many challenges in the classroom.


  • Brenda Marks

    I suggest you read the piece from NYT’s Sunday Sports front page.

  • Alexander Muse

    Seriously? My son’s football team (Parish) played Prime Prep and destroyed them. Parish is competitive in the classroom and the gridiron. Prime Prep needs to be shuttered. Save those kids…

  • Anonymous

    The NYT piece is sort of embarrassing to the DMN. Although the DMN has reported a number of the facts / incidents described in the NYT article, the aborted interview with Deion and others close to the scandal were not seriously pursued by the DMN.

  • Tim Rogers

    Here’s a link to the article. Includes a shoutout to the Dallas Observer, in addition to DMN.

  • Jack Jett

    You must be tired from going so far around the verbiage block to lets us know about this Sanders’ segment while more importantly expressing your disdain for Al Gore’s network (Current) and the even bigger doers of evil, the other Al…Al Jazeera America. Might have taken some time, but your fan base remains solid and in tact. Guess it would have taken too much extra time to let us know what time.

  • Anonymous

    It’s at 8p CT.

  • Neal K

    Yes, Al Jazeera America is on UVerse. Channel 1218 or something close to it.