Deion Sanders forbids Jackson State players from leaving Houston hotel after rapper Takeoff’s killing

Deion Sanders and his undefeated Jackson State team are heading to Houston for a game Saturday against Texas Southern.

Houston is where Takeoff of the famed rap group Migos was killed during a dispute over a dice game early Tuesday.

Sanders is not taking any chances. He has told his Tigers players they are forbidden from leaving the team hotel.

“Takeoff was murdered in a dice game in Houston — where we’re going,” Sanders said in a team meeting Tuesday. “So, that eliminates all y’all leaving that hotel, ’cause it ain’t happening until I give you further notice.”

Sanders explained his rationale:

“You cannot kick it with the same dudes you kicked it with,” he said. “You cannot associate in the same realms that you associated with. You gon’ have to change if you expect change.

“I’m sad because it always seems like it’s us, but we wanna say we matter, we wanna say we keep it 100, but it’s always us!”

“I’m just sick and tired of the consistency of people, that are influential to you, are leaving us consistently — that’s our rappers,” Sanders said.
“Rest in Peace, Takeoff.”

Story originally appeared on Touchdown Wire