Coach Prime accused of playing race card with NFL demands of Colorado football sons, Travis Hunter

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Mike Farrell Sports' Scott Salomon went scorched earth on Coach Prime's NFL draft demands for his sons, Shilo and Shedeur Sanders, and Travis Hunter, accusing Deion Sanders of playing the race card when discussing what teams he would allow them to play for when his kids and top overall recruit reach the pros.

"So, essentially, according to Prime, the teams that draft his kids have to be in warm weather climates, and their political footprint must show that African Americans are in positions of power," Salomon prefaced before saying, "Well, Miami is a warm weather city, but they have a Cuban mayor, so I guess that won't work. Florida has a Cuban senator and a white senator. Does that make matters worse? 

"I love it when Deion plays the race card, but wants you to believe that race is not an issue with him. Cities have to check both boxes to make Deion content. Teams should send representatives to their political party meetings to get ready for the Sanders boys and Hunter. Deion needs to learn to shut his mouth. This is a check that he cannot cash. He needs to let his kids play their last season of college football and grow up. Just maybe they should be thankful for the opportunity that they will get after next season."

Coach Prime only okayed handful of teams Colorado football stars Shilo and Shedeur Sanders and Travis Hunter can play for

While there was never an official list given, Coach Prime painted a somewhat clear picture of what teams he'd be willing to consider for his sons and Hunter in 2025 and beyond. On the “Million Dollaz Worth of Game” podcast, Sanders listed several teams he played for (San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens), the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Washington Commanders as acceptable options.

"Although Sanders did not name the cities he would prefer his sons and Hunter not play in, he agreed with the hosts that the Eagles would be a 'good fit,'" The New York Post's Jenna Lemoncelli prefaced before saying, "He also named San Francisco, Dallas, Washington and Baltimore as potential cities he would approve of them playing in — all of which are teams he played for during his 14-season career."

For Atlanta, Sanders had an extended speech about why the presence of Black people in powerful positions is particularly appealing to his sons and Hunter.

“There were certain cities that fit -- Atlanta fit,” Sanders said prefaced before saying, “And I want that for my kids. All of them. I want the right fit. First of all it was the ethnicity because that was the first time I saw Black people in positions of authority [doctors, lawyers]… It blew my mind… It was real in Atlanta. I had never seen anything like that in my life.”

That Atlanta comment is what set Salomon off. Sanders trying to pump teams he's played for, not to mention the highly dysfunctional Commanders, likely pissed off fans of NFL franchises that weren't listed and were essentially labeled as persona non grata by Coach Prime.