Deion Sanders was denied by Eddie Robinson, Jr., who pushed the coach away when he went in for the hug. Check out post game interview here.
Deion Sanders : Eddie robinson | post game interview
Sanders attended Florida State, where he twice received All-American honors in football and also played baseball and ran track.
He was selected by the Falcons fifth overall in the 1989 NFL Draft and played football primarily at cornerback, while also making appearances at kick returner, punt returner, and wide receiver.
During his career, he was named to eight Pro Bowls, received six first-team All-Pros, and made consecutive Super Bowl appearances in Super Bowl XXIX with the 49ers and Super Bowl XXX with the Cowboys, winning both.
He was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011. Sanders graduated from Talladega College in 2020.
Following the conclusion of his athletic career, Sanders became an analyst for CBS Sports, NFL Network, and Barstool Sports.
Alabama State coach felt slighted by Deion Sanders before and during Saturday’s game against Jackson State.
Things got a little tense after Jackson State’s 26-12 win over Alabama State on Saturday when the teams’ coaches met for the post-game handshake. Deion Sanders was denied by Eddie Robinson, Jr., who pushed the coach away when he went in for the hug.
The coaches walked out to the midfield area when the game clock expired and after shaking hands, Sanders tried to hug his counterpart.
But the Alabama State coach put his hand on Sanders’ chest and pushed him back. The two briefly exchanged words before Robinson walked off.
Of course, Robinson was asked about the altercation afterwards.
“Well, to be up front, I thought it was a lot of disrespect the whole week,” Robinson said.
“So, you’re not gonna be disrespectful the whole week in the media. We didn’t talk in the pregame. I was out there the whole time at the 50-yard line. He walked through our whole huddle in our end zone. Came the long way around to get to his side of the field in the pregame.
“Thought that wasn’t classy at all. In the post game, I’m not about to give you the Obama bro hug. I’m gonna shake your hand and go on as I’m always gonna be respectful and respect the game. … I’m living on the shoulders of the SWAC. He ain’t SWAC. I’m SWAC.”
Deion Sanders post game interview
Deion Sanders and Eddie Robinson Jr. Have Heated Post-Game Handshake.
There wasn’t a friendly mid-field post-game exchange between the popular SWAC coaches.
At Alabama State, Jackson State had a hard-fought 26-12 win on the road. But the Hornets head coach Eddie Robinson Jr. wasn’t too pleased to exchange hugs with Tigers head coach Deion Sanders.
As Sanders approached Robinson Jr., they shook hands, but as Coach Prime went in to hug him, the ASU coach pushed him away and snatched his arm from Sanders.
Sanders was stunned and looked around, wondering what just happened at mid-field. Soon after, he walked away to the Tigers’ locker room.
Robinson may have taken exception to Sanders’ ‘homecoming paycheck‘ comments on Monday during the SWAC Coaches press conferences. Sanders alluded that Jackson State was only scheduled for Alabama State to get a sellout and make money off the Tigers’ visit.