Channing Crowder
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Channing Crowder issued Deion Sanders a long-awaited apology.

Months after adamantly telling the Jackson State head coach that a five-star athlete wouldn’t choose an HBCU over a Power-5 school, Crowder — a former NFL All-Pro — made a public pivot.

“I’ll tell you now, I’m not against HBCU’s, I’m not a hater or whatever,” Crowder told Sanders on the “I AM ATHLETE” podcast in May. “But Prime I went to Florida. What Florida can give a kid with the dorms, with the training tables, with the exposure, with the 100,000 people in the game…y’all cannot compete with the teams that’s got so much resources, those Power-5 Prime, you cannot compete with those power-Five schools.”

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Crowder in December had to eat his words after Jackson State signed Travis Hunter — a five-star prospect and the nation’s No. 1 recruit.

“I want to apologize because I said that, I did, and it was very strong,” Crowder said on the “The Pivot Podcast”. “I said there’s not going to be a top recruit that chooses and HBCU over a Power-5 school and I want to apologize to Deion because he did pull him. As Deion he did pull Travis Hunter to an HBCU.”



3 COMMENTS

  1. WHEN WILL BLACKS IN THIS COUNTRY BEGIN TO BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES AND, THEIR ABLILITY TO ACCOMPLISH GREATNESS OUTSIDE OF WHITE INSTITUTIONS AND WHITE FOLK OVERSITE?

    • Some of our people are still in chains. The sad thing about this apology is that it had to happen before this guy understood it.

  2. What’s even sadder is Texas Southern basketball went down to his alma mater and beat University of Florida 69- 54 five weeks ago. This summer North Carolina A&T’s men and women track teams competed against “Power 5” track programs and finished third and fourth respectively. PWU’s typically don’t require their black students to read “Up From Slavery”, “ The Souls of Black Folks” or “The Mis-Education of the Negro”. As a result, this is what you sometimes get…

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