Report: Police investigating allegation Deion Sanders assaulted school employee
The Dallas Police Department is investigating a scuffle at a local charter school after a school employee said he was grabbed by the throat and thrown to the ground by NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, reports the Dallas Morning News.
Sanders, a former Dallas Cowboys defensive back, is a co-founder of the charter school, Prime Prep Academy.
Kevin Jefferson, the alleged victim, said he was in a faculty meeting with Sanders and other administrators and teachers when the alleged incident occurred, according to the report.
Sanders got upset that some athletes were not doing well, academically, Jefferson said and he and the former two-sport star got into a verbal disagreement.
“He walked back to the back of the classroom to where I was sitting in a desk,” Jefferson told the Morning News. “As he got closer to me, I stood up because he was kind of standing over me and he just kind of kept talking to me and at me and then he just grabbed me by my throat and kind of threw me to the ground. Some people had to get him off of me.”
Jefferson said that he went to the hospital to see if he had any injuries as a result of the alleged incident. He also said that he might pursue legal action against Sanders.