Deion Sanders, Eddie Robinson Jr. involved in altercation after Jackson State win over Alabama State – CBS Sports

Deion Sanders, Eddie Robinson Jr.  involved in altercation after Jackson State win over Alabama State - CBS Sports

Tempers flared at the end of Jackson State’s 26-12 win over Alabama State on saturday During the midfield handshake, Tigers head coach Deion Sanders tried to hug Hornets head coach Eddie Robinson Jr., but the Hornets coach denied him and pushed back on the hug attempt.

The two walked out to the midfield logo as time expired, and after they shook hands, Sanders tried to pull Robinson in for a hug. However, the Alabama State coach put his hand on Sanders’ chest and pushed him back. The two quickly exchanged words before Robinson left.

In his postgame press conference, Robinson was asked about the altercation. Robinson said he felt disrespected by Sanders all week and before the game, so he didn’t want to act like friends at midfield.

“Well, to be upfront, I thought there was a lot of disrespect all week,” Robinson said. “So, you’re not going to be disrespected all week in the media. We didn’t talk in the pregame. I was out there the whole time at the 50-yard line. He went through our whole huddle in our end zone. . Came the long way to reach his field in the pregame. I thought that was not classy at all. In the postgame, I’m not going to give you the Obama bro hug. I’ll shake your hand and carry on. I’ll always be respectful and respect the game. .. I live on the shoulders of the SWAC. He is not SWAC. I am SWAC.”

Robinson also said the way Sanders handled the end of the game rubbed him the wrong way. Jackson State had the opportunity to take a knee at the end of regulation but Sanders decided to be aggressive to run the score. Robinson took exception to this and had his defense respond in similar fashion.

“You can’t do all those things all week, then come in and put your backup quarterback in the game and run tackle to try to put more points on the board,” Robinson said. “S— was disrespectful. Game was off the line. Left 26-12. 40 seconds left. We had no timeouts. Take a damn knee. Wanted to try to run punt, so we started blitzing. . We’re going to put them out of the game, too . That’s the way we have to play it. No quarters are given. Do you want to do that? Don’t come and try to hug me like we’re friends. We’re not friends. You didn’t shake my hand before the game. Why do you want to shake my hand after the game? Period. That’s it.”

Although Sanders’ name is being thrown out for Power Five jobs, Robinson said he hopes to get another crack at him and Jackson State next year.

“I hope he comes back next year,” Robinson said. “I pray he doesn’t get a Power Five job. We can play in Jackson, and I pray they put us up for their damn comeback.

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