Deion Sanders Calls On Mississippi Governor To Help Students Affected By Late Refund Checks

The two-time Super Bowl champ says the checks are ‘consistently’ delayed.

Jackson State University head football coach Deion Sanders is asking the governor of Mississippi to help students who are negatively affected by late student refund checks.

In a July 25 video from Thee Pregame Show, Sanders explained how student-athletes at HBCUs are receiving late refund checks,  “I spoke to this issue several months ago, and still to no avail, and it’s bothering me. Gov. Reeves, can you help me with this issue? How is it fathomable that our refund checks for our kids are consistently late but the checks for the administrators are consistently on time?”

He continued, “Here’s the problem. I sit with a parent and say I’m going to take care of your child and make sure your child is secure. Yet and still, refund checks are consistently late.  Now the child calls the parent needing money. Now the parent has to overextend themselves or the child has to go to the bank and take out a loan to pay their rent on money they should already have.”

Sanders also added, “We’ve got to keep our momentum so we have to get these checks out on time to these kids. And guess what? Three of them are mine. And you know, I ain’t having it because now they’re bothering me about something they should already have. Thank God I got it. But I’m looking out and I’m speaking out for those parents that may not, that are budgeting their life. Someone help me bring solvency to this consistent and continuous problem.”

See the video below:

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According to The Hill, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves has not responded to a request for comment.

Sanders signed a four-year agreement to coach Jackson State in 2020. In the 2021 season, he led the team to an 11-1 record and went 8-0 in the SWAC conference. He recruited his sons Shedeur and Shilo to play for the team. His daughter, Shelomi, has committed to playing basketball at the university as well.

Although Sanders has entered a new phase as a college football coach, he is still best known for his years as a leading NFL defensive back from 1989 to 2000. Sanders played mainly for the Atlanta Falcons and the Dallas Cowboys over those eleven years. He briefly came out of retirement to play for the Baltimore Ravens for two seasons before making his retirement a permanent situation.

Sanders also played Major League Baseball concurrently for several teams including the Cincinnati Reds, the Atlanta Braves, the New York Yankees and the San Francisco Giants from 1988 to 2001.

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