September 27, 2011, - 12:23 pm

Huh? Deion Sanders Runs Charter School; Divorcing Wife Over Fame-Seeking?

By Debbie Schlussel The feminist and conventional media worlds are OUTRAGED! by former NFL and Major League Baseball star Deion Sanders’ alleged declaration that he is divorcing his wife, actress/model Pilar Sandersbecause:

Guess Whose Gonna Be Runnin’ a Charter School?

Enough is enough. I never signed up for all this. Enough is enough. If I wanted a model or television star, I would have married one a long time ago.  I wanted a housewife.

Under fire for the alleged comments, Sanders now claims he isn’t getting divorced and never uttered the quote. (Maybe his lawyers and accountants told him how much he’d have to fork over in child support.)  But if he did say it (and I think he did), it’s hilarious and interesting on several counts.  First, he did marry an actress/model, so I’m not sure what he expected, especially since he shot a reality show segment with his wife for Oxygen (Oprah’s original channel no one watches).  But what he was reportedly upset about is that his wife was seeking fame on reality television shows and he wanted her at home taking care of the family.  Sanders makes a nice living and doesn’t need her to earn one.  Before I heard that he denied the comments, I thought it was refreshing that he wasn’t worried about banishment from TV sportscasting (he works on the air for the NFL Network), after the entire feminist and faux-equality crowd shouts “SEX-IS-UM!”  But with his denial of the statement, apparently he was worried.  And I wonder if a White dude could get away with saying a comment like this.  Probably not.  Or he’d have to make a year’s worth of community service appearances at La Lech League as repentance. But I’m more interested in–and concerned with–the fact that Sanders, like many other former pro athletes, including Jalen Rose, is opening a charter school in Texas, the Prime Prep Academy, run by his PrimeTime Association.  I wondered what he’ll teach the kids there.  I like Sanders as an athlete and commentator, but that’s it. And I gotta wonder about him as an educator, just as I wonder about the Jalen Rose Academy.   Look which party supports him and which opposes this:

“I have no idea what the applicant plans to do in the classroom,” said Michael Soto, D-San Antonio. In a phone interview after the meeting, Pat Hardy, R-Weatherford, said she shared the concerns but felt comfortable enough with the academic plans to vote to approve the academy.

Is it really the cure to poor public school education in the inner cities–hiring athletes who didn’t legitimately get into college and didn’t legitimately get out?  (It appears Sanders never even graduated from college.) I can’t wait until the Dennis Rodman Charter School! And I gotta ask:  will this be the Deion Sanders school anthem . . . (and will the school colors be Neon)? Or perhaps the school theme song will be “Hall of Fame Swagger” and his buddy, pot-smoking pimp Snoop Dogg can be a guest lecturer . . . . Hey, maybe “backsass” will make it to the Deion Sanders Charter School vocabulary list . . . .

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Sanders opening a school isn’t really that big of a deal as far as education. He’ll be able to put money into and his name will raise money that a school in that area wouldn’t normally get. And realistically he’ll follow the educational guidelines of other schools. It’s a win-win.

petebone on September 27, 2011 at 12:34 pm

The reason he can open a charter school is because of his money, not his educational background (or lack of). The State Board of Education here in Texas is VERY conservative and very Republican, and doesn’t play when it comes to granting charter school licenses. They’ve been burned before, so they go through every application and proposed curriculum with a fine-toothed comb. And they look at your prospective administrators to review their background and experience. Competition in Texas for granting those charter school licenses is INTENSE and a big consideration if facilities. Deion definitely has the cash to cover that, as well as pay for top-notch administrators.

As far as his wife…well…he should know that anyone who marries someone of his fame and notoriety is probably in it to get their own name out there in the entertainment industry. Even if that wasn’t her original intent, once she got a taste of the “celebrity life”, she may have wanted some of it for herself. Like Debbie said, if you marry a certain kind of woman (actress/model), you have to know what to expect….

Justin on September 27, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Dennis Rodman was a freak in terms of lifestyle.

But if he opened a school and taught kids his WORK ethic, that’s entirely different. His first comments to Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were that he needed them to shot baskets for an hour apiece from different angles so that he could get a feel for how the balls rebounded. Jordan, whose work and winning ethic were stratospheric, quickly agreed, as did pippen.

Occam's Tool on September 27, 2011 at 1:59 pm

He could rile up the feminazis because he’s black. Going back through Debbie’s Time Machine, we have the case of the white doctor fired and forced to apologize for saying that heterosexual sex makes women happy. If you’re a white guy saying we need mothers to stay at home and take care of the kids, expect to be crucified. In our culture, you can’t say anything in support of the traditional family. Deoion Sanders found out how true is that social taboo.

NormanF on September 27, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Debbie
Fabulous post. You put together a beauty.
My first request of Michael Jordan, Deion Sanders, or any of these Black Stars is to teach their own people some manners and stop attacking whites and asians nationwide especially in the Metropolitan areas.
What good are basic math and reading skills when Mahogany Mobs and Latinos are going to act like savages and beat or kill whites and asians.
Matt Drudge, Stuff Black People Don’t Like and you have really pinpointed a horrible problem that has really ignited since Obama won the Oval office.
Are black athletes going to have enough intestinal fortitude to come forward and promote education and morality? Are they going to be man enough to tell Blacks to stop attacking Whites as Mahogany Mobs do?

Confederate South on September 27, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Wondering if the kids will learn proper etiquette when dialing from a cellphone in the endzone….I didn’t realize he was close to Poop Doggie.

Not Ovenready on September 27, 2011 at 3:36 pm

We live in a society where Black people can never be held accountable unless they “victimize” other preferred “victims” (i.e. homosexuals, Hispanics, Muslims, etc.). So people like Sanders live a reckless life and the state of Texas is going to support his reckless endeavors to show poverty ridden kids to become reckless like him. Criticize him? You are a racist.
Blacks victimize each other on a daily basis, yet it is everyone else’s fault. And yet people buy into this crap everyday.

CaliforniaScreaming on September 27, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Don’t mean to be off topic folks, since it’s a semi-slow news day (thank god), I just need a little laugh and I’ll share this link with you from a thread from another conservative blog which it was written over a month ago. I hope you all find this “hatemail” comment funny! The person uses the word “stupet” instead of “stupid”, I don’t know about you folks, but I don’t know what the word “stupet” means, but we all know what the word “stupid” means, so here’s the link:

http://hillbuzz.org/2011/08/03/hatemail-of-the-day-your-stupet-stupet-stupet-stupet/#comments

Sorry about that Debbie, I hope you don’t erase this message from me, I just want to share a little laugh with the posters and yourself DS!

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on September 27, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Gosh, I hope Sanders DID say it. Most men today DO want a housewife (who loves their family and husband) even if they can never, ever say it out loud. If a broad doesn’t want to be a housewife to a family, DON’T GET MARRIED AND HAVE KIDS! Single life is about doing what the hell you want.

When I used to listen to Howard Stern (I just won’t pay of it…that is why I don’t anymore…and I do not like the smut but love his commentary) he played a funny, funny tape of Sanders hosting something. I think of that everytime I hear his name as I ROTFLMAO when Stern had a go at that tape.

Skunky on September 27, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Debbie
Not only do these Mahogany Mobs need to be taught how to act like a civilized human being by the Michael Jordans, etc. They are also BADLY in need of some world history lessons. We need to look at the State of Israel and see how many captivities the Israelites endured, how much slavery the Israelites endured, the tortures and the sufferings of the Jewish people before we can even begin to consider the slave trade.
I bet Michael Jordan nor Deion Sanders would ever consider teaching any of this.

Confederate South on September 27, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Avoid viruses by right-clicking 100% of mail attachments, and checking “properties” to ensure that same isn’t an .exe file.

I haven’t downloaded a virus for years. And I don’t have a Mac. Apple products are rarely targeted.

Mutt Mutt on September 28, 2011 at 5:25 am

That’s the Brudda who tossed an icebucket on Tim McCarver, after he questioned his commitment to Playoff Baseball during Football season. Real class act.

Mutt Mutt on September 28, 2011 at 5:27 am

I abhor anything Deion Sanders has to say, he is unwatchable on the NFL Network because he wont STFU and let someone else speak for a change. A school? Sounds like a good tax write off to hide some money from his commercials.

Koeteus on September 28, 2011 at 12:45 pm

I am glad Texas has high standard may they always have them and always in force them. Here in Michigan however we do not. Under Granholm (I never saw a tax or entitlment progam I did not like) our education system has gone from bad to much worse. Half of the “charter” schools here would fail if any kind of rules were observed all you have to do is have a name and a Idiot for Superintendant(we have all of that here in Grand Rapids) and pop another school is charter.

Jonathan Gartner on September 28, 2011 at 2:12 pm

To have someone calling themselves “Confederate South” making comments on any story involving Black folks would be like having someone calling themselves “Nazi Germany” or “Muslim Jihad” making comments on any story involving a Jew. Expect a little bias there…

Justin on September 28, 2011 at 2:13 pm

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