Photos, Video: Deion Sanders’ Deformed Left Toe

Last night Deion Sanders showed the NFL Network audience the post-surgical deformity of one of his left toes.

Deion Sanders toe

(Video below courtesy NFL Network)

Rich Eisen as Sanders slipped off his left loafer to reveal his crossover toe deformity: “Not even Rex Ryan would be interested in that foot.Read more…

NFL Laf: Breaking Down Irvin’s Nostril Breakdown

Current Ole Miss football player Kentrell Lockett Tweeted this NFL Draft and media analysis last night on his Twitter account:

Kentrell Lockett Tweets About The NFL Draft

(Account hacked? Katt Williams wanted for questioning.)

Lockett also provided an insightful observation about his former teammate, Jevan Snead, among other things. Read more…

Shamwow Camera Guy Now On Shefter’s Shots?

Shocking:

Adam Schefter: Shamwow Camera Guy Now On His Shots?

Can’t believe they got away with such a shameless plug of the new Deion Sanders biography.

Pics: Did Deion Put C-Note On Son’s Youth Game?

Last March, Jean-Jacques Taylor of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS wrote a nice piece about how Deion Sanders was establishing eight teams in a Dallas youth football league in an attempt to, “turn city-owned Wheatland Park into a thriving youth football complex.”

Deion Sanders allegedly bet $100 on son's Peewee football game

(Sanders allegedly collecting payoff from youth league game)

The above photo was taken on Sept. 5., 2009, at a Dallas Select League football game between Sanders-coached “Truth Prime” and the Rockwall (TX) Jackets. Truth Prime included Sanders’ son, with the players aged seven and eight. According to Sanders’ personal website, the game was played at Pennington Field in Bedford, TX.

Deion Sanders allegedly bet $100 on son's Peewee football game

(Scene from the game)

I’ve heard three different accounts on what the above photo was about. All three sources alleged that Sanders was collecting $100 from a bet he made on the game. (Truth Prime won 26-19.)

Here is another angle of Sanders in the same situation: Read more…

Tape Worm: Under Armour’s Deion Wearing Nike

Deion Sanders not only has an endorsement contract with Under Armour, but the company also helps fund his Prime U. sports prospect training facility in Dallas. Which explains why Sanders was covering his Nike gear yesterday at the Gator Bowl:

Deion Sanders wearing Nike gear while talking to Sam Ryan

(Sam Ryan: gorgeous)

Somehow I was able to detect that fact despite Sanders’ subtle, white athletic-taped disguise.

Deion Sanders with Noel Devine. Sanders wearing Nike Gear

(Dez Bryant debacle? Clip & Save this pic of Noel Devine & Sanders)

Prime U. is the same facility that received plenty of media attention when Oklahoma State star receiver Dez Bryant was ruled ineligible by the NCAA because of the player’s portrayal of dealings with Sanders - who incidentally would like you to know that he, “never lies.”

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Spotting-a-Liar-101: People Who Say ‘I Never Lie’

Deion Sanders appeared on NFL Network today to talk about his involvement with now-suspended Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant and his possible role in tampering with now-49ers receiver Michael Crabtree. Sanders was in rehearsed, hyper-defensive mode, which made for a plethora of unintentionally hilarious moments.

(Watch entire interview here)

Early sampling:

NFL Network interviewer Jason La Canfora to Sanders: He’s (Bryant) ineligible because he lied (to the NCAA) about what when on in your house.”

Sanders: “(interrupts) No, no, he’s not ineligible because of what went on in my house, he’s ineligible because he lied.

Great.

Sanders was sure to mention that Oklahoma State approached him about “mentoring” Bryant: “When I first started mentoring Dez, the first thing I did was call his receivers coach. His receivers coach told me everything about Dez. … So we have an ongoing relationship.”

Now, if Sanders is so close with Bryant’s position coach, why doesn’t he name that coach? Maybe, perhaps because that coach, the much-traveled and since-departed Trooper Taylor, wasn’t exactly on head coach’s Mike Gundy’s Christmas card list when he left? (That’s what sources have told SbB.)

More:

Sanders: “Now the problem was, someone, um, they wanted to question Dez about our relationship, and Dez was nervous about — Why these NCAA people have me in this room with a closed door, questioning me? Now, had I been liar, or falsified any incident or evidence, my story would have collaborated with Dez. We talked three times a week and they didn’t, because I don’t lie, and the kid said he didn’t come to my home, and in actuality, he did.”

La Canfora: “In terms of your dealings with him though, the fact that Dez lied, does that go against what you told him? (Deion: ‘Yes”) And did you have a chance to intervene before he spoke to the NCAA and say hey man (Deion: ‘No) you have to tell the whole truth?”

Sanders: “I don’t have to prepare a person to tell the whole truth. The truth is what it is, so the fact that he got nervous and falsified the truth, he had thought he had done something wrong. When there’s somebody there, ‘Were you at the house of Deion Sanders? Were you there were you there?’ The kid got nervous, and I don’t know why he falsified the truth, but I must … if I was a liar, my story would have collaborated with his. Just think about that.”

Collaborated or corraborated?

And now the surest way to spot a liar: find the guy who says he never lies. Read more…

Deion: Oklahoma St. Asked Him To Mentor Bryant!

Deion Sanders comes out of hiding today to talk to Thayer Evans of the NEW YORK TIMES about his role in Oklahoma State’s Dez Bryant getting suspended by the school.

Mike Gundy Dez Bryant Deion Sanders

Sanders, contrary to what ESPN Radio host (and former Oklahoma State basketball player) Doug Gottlieb said today on-air, claimed to Evans that Okie State coaches asked him to mentor Bryant! Gottlieb said he was told by the same coaches that Sanders spirited Bryant away from them and was providing unsolicited career advice.

Sanders said he was asked two years ago to mentor Bryant because of Bryant’s difficult past; his mother served time in prison on a drug-sale conviction.

Sanders said that before he started mentoring Bryant, he called Oklahoma State’s receivers coach to ensure that it was O.K.

“When Dez is late to class, the coach calls me,” Sanders said. “When Dez doesn’t show up for this, the coach calls me.”

Sadly, we get no response to Sanders’ comments from Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy. Read more…

Dez Bryant Says ‘Suspension Not For The Season’

Dez Bryant wrote a message on his Facebook page today that confirmed what some have suspected: Bryant’s suspension was the result of Oklahoma State trying to end his relationship with Deion Sanders, not an NCAA rules violation.

Dez Bryant Facebook Page

Bryant’s message on Facebook, via THE BIG LEAD: Read more…

ESPN: Deion Sanders Had Contact With Dez Bryant

Sports media is abuzz today about the botched contract of Michael Crabtree, who Mike Florio of PFT reports will get a full $2M per year less than Darius Heyward-Bey.

Deion Sanders Dez Bryant

Almost immediately after Crabtree’s cave-in was announced, we got word that another prized Big 12 wide receiver, Dez Bryant of Oklahoma State, had been declared ineligible for lying about contact with an ex-NFL player.

Doug Gottlieb Show ESPN Radio

So was there a common deionominator between the two? According to ESPN Radio Host Doug Gottlieb, yep.

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Dolphins Cheerleaders Unveil New Bikini Calendar

• A hip-hop remix of the team’s fight song by T-Pain can’t ruin the joy of the release of a new Miami Dolphins cheerleader bikini calendar.

Miami Dolphins cheerleaders

• The NFL preseason is underway, and Sunday’s opener was pretty uneventful - save for the most perfectly executed fake punt you’ll likely see.

• Another Michigan Wolverine is off the team. It has to be RichRod’s fault, and not that failed cocaine deal-turned-dorm arson attempt.

• Ohio State LB Tyler Moeller is out for the season after suffering seizures this past weekend.

• The SEC is turning into MLB when it comes to new rules of broadcasting highlights & online media of its games.

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