Deion Sanders is ADAMANT his personal items were STOLEN -- not misplaced -- during his college football coaching debut on Sunday ... and Prime Time says he has a witness to prove it.
The NFL legend was FURIOUS after he led Jackson State to a 53-0 win over the Edward Waters Tigers ... claiming someone had sneaked into the locker room and swiped a bunch of his personal belongings.
"While the game was going on, someone came in and stole every darn thing I have in the coaches' office," Sanders said ... "Credit cards, wallet, watches. Thank god I had on my necklaces."
A short time later, reps for Jackson State told various media outlets the whole thing was just a big misunderstanding -- and that the items were "misplaced and found."
But, Deion clearly needs to get on the same page as the school -- because he says that's complete BS ... and he's got a witness to back him up.
"Whomever putting out the lie that my belongings wasn’t stolen is LYING," Sanders posted on social media.
"My belongings were taken out of a zipped bag in my office and more items were taken as well from my office. We have retrieved them since being reported. My Staff member witnessed the crime."
He added, "A staff member walked in on the theft being committed but she couldn’t fight a dude off."
The good news ... Sanders got his stuff back and his football team is 1-0.
All things considered, not a horrible day ... things could have been much, much worse.