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Deion Sanders

FIRED From Prep Academy

After 'Locking Up' with School Worker

10/11/2013 9:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

1011-deion-sanders-prepDeion Sanders has been 86'ed from the school he co-founded in Texas ... after admitting he got into a physical altercation with a head official, TMZ has learned.

A rep for the Prime Prep Academy says the school is cutting ties with Deion -- who was an "ambassador and employee of the school" -- after deciding they can no longer have a professional relationship with him following allegations he choke slammed PPA honcho Kevin Jefferson.

Deion says he didn't assault the guy ... but acknowledges they "locked up" after Deion learned some of the student athletes at the school were not doing well in the classroom.

In a statement, the school would not explain the specific reason they want to cut ties with Sanders, but acknowledge the positive things he did for the place saying, "

"Deion's positive contribution is appreciated and regarded as a laudable example. The school family wishes Mr. Sanders much success in his future endeavors."

Deion previously griped that he was angry about the quality of the education at PPA -- but school officials insist they have "complete confidence" in their programs.

We reached out to Sanders for comment ... so far, no word back.

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19 COMMENTS

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Truth    

DAAAAMN, AND THIS DOOSH IS THE QUALITY EXPERT ON EDUCATION??? IDIOT CANT EVEN SPEAK PROPER ENGLISH (HE SPEAKS GHETTO ENGLISH ON NFL HALF TIME ANALYSIS) LET ALONE SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER... #EPICFAIL #TRUTH!!

313 days ago
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depressmode    

Im real upset the kids arent doing well. Ill get mad at the CFO. Somehow it.must be his fault. After all he controls the money. Neon dion!

313 days ago
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AJ    

Who wrote this? It has so many errors, looks like a kid from the school must have wrote it lol

313 days ago
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Mikey    

So the choke a teacher get a good grade thing didn't go over well with the school admin?

313 days ago
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Ashley     

how come we are just finding out this guy helped in founding a school for kids ..?
i think thats awesome...!!!
All we ever hear is how bad sports athletes are
would've been nice reporting that FACT before the chaos TMZ.!!!!

313 days ago
6.

NOT ELMO    

Deion Sanders FIRED From Prep Academy.................I AM SOOOOO PROUD OF YOU !

313 days ago
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Mr. Pukey    

Boo hoo little neon didn't get his way so he has to throw another ghetto temper tantrum.. At some point you should grow up and stop believing your own bull$hit about yourself. You are WAAAAY overrated, you cry every time you don't get your way or someone calls you out. Always a punk crybaby.

313 days ago
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Mponjoli malakasuka    

Why why why why

313 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

To bad their wasn't any kids near by or women he could vet his anger towards. Might make him feel better to beat on a woman or a child.

313 days ago
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antigirlygirl    

Very unfortunate.

313 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

An employee? I thought it was his school. Talk about false advertising. Not to mention that it makes his inappropriate response to the students poor performance that much more bizarre.

313 days ago
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tmz addict    

they "fought"

313 days ago
13.

Bagheera    

Basically, the school cares more about making money than about the education of the students.

313 days ago
14.

Lish    

Typical garbage charter school - all marketing, no substance. We've got them here too. You've gotta be nuts to send your kid to a place like that.

313 days ago
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twokingz04    

Umm..... I'm thinking the name needs to be changed then if your going to fire the cofounder. In essense......its his school.

312 days ago

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