In an absurd conclusion that follows a long string of untoward incidents and issues, NFL Hall of Famer Deion "Prime Time" Sanders is no longer a coach or employee of Prime Prep Academy, a school he co-founded and named, after he was ousted by the charter school's administrators on Friday.
The decision to remove Sanders from his post follows upon an alleged ugly incident in which another Prime Prep employee -- Chief Financial Officer Kevin Jefferson -- claims that he was choked and thrown to the ground by the football legend.
There's a more comprehensive breakdown of today's decision, which was announced by Prime Prep Superintendent Rachel King-Sanders, here at Prep Rally's brotherly blog Shutdown Corner. Suffice to say, the decision brings to an end (at least temporarily) two years of alternating planning, development and diplomatic disaster for the charter academy in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
As detailed here at Prep Rally, there have been run-ins with reporters, arguments with state athletic association officials and even pleas to schools north of the state's border just to get a game. The emotions have run the gamut, and the school finally appeared to have found firm footing athletically, with basketball superstar recruit Emmanuel Mudiay leading the school's boys hoops program to national prominence.
Throughout it all, Sanders has been in the background, until now. He's gone, and there is no sense when, or if, he will return.