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Deion Sanders, you're fired

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Hall of fame corner back Deion Sanders is under investigation for the alleged assault of an employee of Prime Prep charter school in Dallas. The former Cowboy was fired Thursday from the same school he co-founded in 2012.

The claims arose due to an altercation between Sanders and school administrator Kevin Jefferson. The altercation began during a conversation regarding the academic well being of student athletes. 

"He walked back to the back of the classroom to where I was sitting in a desk," Jefferson told the DMN this morning. "As he got closer to me, I stood up because he was kind of standing over me and he just kind of kept talking to me and at me and then he just grabbed me by my throat and kind of threw me to the ground. Some people had to get him off of me."

Sanders has quite a different opinion on the story. 

The Hall of Famer first took to Twitter saying, ""The Person claiming assault is a fake administrator whom does absolutely nothing to help the school, kids or teachers reach our goals.  Truth."

He proceeded to speak with an WFAA-TV, an ABC affiliate in Dallas.

"He was not beat up. He was not hit. He was none of that. Mr. Jefferson and I got into a confrontation about the welfare of these kids. And we'll get into another one. Until you start taking care of these kids, I'm going to be on a rampage. Until we start serving these kids in Dallas like the kids are served in Fort Worth, and better, I'm going to be on the same rampage, because the teachers are frustrated. We're frustrated."

One thing is for sure. Sanders will not go down without a fight. In a separate Tweet, the former Cowboy said, ""Watch God work! What the devil meant for evil God will turn it around. The fight for right has just began. Stay tuned."

No further information has been released about the incident from the Dallas police.

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