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Deion Sanders

Kids Come Before

Hall of Fame

2/7/2011 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Deion Sanders showed up to the NFL Hall of Fame induction press conference on Saturday (for which he was the main honoree) wearing a sweatshirt and track pants -- that's because he didn't want to leave a youth football game before it was over. 

Deion SandersDeion's team took on a team coached by Snoop Dogg in something called the Snooper Bowl (so it shouldn't come as a surprise that Snoop's team won in a landslide).

We're told Deion got calls early in the morning asking him to show up for the announcement -- but Deion told them the kids came first and he didn't want to disappoint them.

The man they call "Primetime" made it eventually, wearing the same black Under Armour sweatshirt he'd worn all day.

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Oh yeah, Deion is all about the childerns.

Specially if they cute.

I pray for those kids.

1356 days ago


Typical arrogance.

1356 days ago


yes he is all about the children when people really find out what his true motives they are plenty of things flying around the town of Lancaster, TX where he holds his camps and try to take over the whole towns sports maybe tmz can find out and let the everyone know

1356 days ago


Damm is your life that bad that even when a man puts his kids before something like the HOF you still find something worng with that. So sad you are so empty in your life..............

1356 days ago

kym trowbridge    

I love him, what is with the haters? Has anyone watched this guy play?

1356 days ago


A positive male role model...FINALLY. Any person that puts children before self gets a thumbs up from me.

1356 days ago


I am just happy Lindsay Lohan wasn't involved. I think the man did the right thing and kept is word to his kids, and then did his best to make the announcement. Besides, I would bet that his workout clothes cost as much, if not more than, the average suit.

1356 days ago


Deion and his wife Pilar are both generous and dedicated to youth programs. They spend most of thier lives and a lot of their own money helping thousands of kids get the right start. I applaud them both for choosing the Kids over the Press Conference.....Class Act...

1356 days ago

Fuck Celebrities    


1356 days ago


He knows what is important, very cool

1356 days ago

feldmans enemy    

YES he has changed - He wakes and first thing is he tweets a "positive" motivational message to the youth kids at his camp(s).
Takes time 2 drive kids to and from school 2 workouts in big van - something humbled him - maybe he just grew up ! Great !

1356 days ago

How now brown cow    

umm who do you think smoked a BIG bowl after that game?
I'm just saying...

1356 days ago


The Hall of Fame will have a lot less class with his enduction

1356 days ago

hootie hoo    

When Deion played in Atlanta, he'd blow right by little kids begging for his autograph. In his book he talks about how he grew up and realized he needed to make changes. It appears he has done so. All of us screw up, money and fame just makes it more vivid and on a bigger stage. He's just a polarizing figure--people love him or hate him. If he's doing anything for kids it's a good thing.

1356 days ago


Right Whamo. Some people are just MISERABLE in their own lives and will find any way possible to be negative. Charlie Sheen puts coke and porn stars ahead of his role as a father. It warms my heart to see a guy this dedicated.

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