Deion Sanders has notable complaint about Boulder that should worry Colorado football fans

Nov 17, 2023; Pullman, Washington, USA; Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders walks off the
Nov 17, 2023; Pullman, Washington, USA; Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders walks off the / James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Deion Sanders does not like the smell of marijuana and has never been high by his own admission. So when he complained about citizens in the city of Boulder during his book tour and Colorado football fans lighting up at Folsom Field during a game, it was a bit of a worrying statement.

"Who's smoking up in here? Good lord," Sanders said during his book tour (h/t The Athletic's David Ubben). "I've never been high, but I've been close here, being the coach at Colorado.

"I don't know what y'all do, but between those 40s (the student section at Folsom Field), it goes down. Jesus Christ. We got kids in here. It was so blatant one game, I thought they were doing it on the sideline. 'Check the bench! Who's got the fat one?"

Sanders is a family man and highly religious. To a point, he'd likely be able to tolerate the marijuana culture in the state of Colorado. He knew what he signed up for after all.

But now he's laid it all out: he doesn't want to smell it at games with kids present. Buffs fans need to hear these words and change their behavior if they want to have "Prime Time" bless the University of Colorado over the long haul.

Deion Sanders retiring as Colorado football head coach soon with Shelomi's transfer floated

Coach Prime's tone is starting to dramatically shift from the beginning of the offseason, when he pledged his allegiance to staying in Boulder and building the Buffs from the ground up. Between his scolding of CU students and his daughter Shelomi's decision to hit the transfer portal, has Denver Sports' Jake Shapiro wondering if Deion can consider retiring soon.

"Sanders has made a very big deal about his entire family being in Boulder," Shapiro prefaced before saying, "Talking about cousins, aunts and more. Now that one of his collegiate sport-playing athletes is leaving Colorado, could Deion soon follow? The contract Sanders signed at the tail-end of 2022 was for five years at $29.5 million. Sanders would owe the school $10 million if he left before this fall or during the season. That number goes down to $8 million in the third year and $5 million if he leaves after that.

"But Sanders health hasn’t been tip-top the past few years which is one of the reasons he picked Boulder in the first place. Could retirement be near? Moreover, will he leave Boulder like his sons Shedeur and Shilo Sanders are expected to after this football season? Shedeur and teammate Travis Hunter are both likely top-five picks in the 2025 NFL Draft, and if the family was planning to leave together it would make sense that Shelomi would leave now instead of sticking out another basketball season where her family wouldn’t be around for the majority of it."

The 2024 season is seemingly make or break in Boulder now with so many worrying signs becoming evident for Sanders and his family. Will he stick around once Shilo and Shedeur Sanders and Travis Hunter reach the NFL?

It's at least a thought that he won't as of right now.