Double-standard for Shedeur Sanders fashion show 'defining moment' of Deion Sanders' Colorado football tenure

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Deion Sanders allowing Shilo and Shedeur Sanders to attend Pharrell's Paris Louis Vuitton Fashion Show in January while their Colorado football teammates were required to be at a team meeting was the "defining moment" of his Buffs coaching tenure according to Mike Farrell Sports' Rock Westfall.

"Locker rooms notice such antics, especially from the starting quarterback, and resent builds when the QB jets off to Paris for a high-end modeling gig while everyone else is getting ready for spring football," Westfall prefaced before saying, "What is most bewildering about this is that Sanders has spent most of his life in a football culture. Thus, he should know better, but he either doesn’t care or never knew.

"That defining moment was the ultimate of many wake-up calls for the rest of the players that they are nothing more than hired help for the Sanders & Sons family business, which takes priority over the concept of building a serious, winning football team."

Shilo and Shedeur Sanders' celebrity status has been a Colorado football recruiting tool

There's a misconception about Shilo and Shedeur being allowed to take part in a fashion show hosted by a platinum-selling hip-hop artist: players aren't turned off that the Sanders sons are able to do such things, but in fact are intrigued by the chance to have a share of the unmatched CU spotlight.

There's not much of a difference in committing to schools like Texas Tech or Baylor. You're going to have the not-so-sweet smell of crude oil pass through your nasal passages, and your brand will be secondary to the school's. Ditto for Kansas and K-State. You're off of I-70 either way and there's not much to do for hundreds of miles in any direction.

Committing to Colorado, though, means you not only have the Rocky Mountains in the background, but you're playing in the "Prime Time" spotlight for one of the NFL's all-time greats and his star sons.

Players know what they're getting. And it's not a bad deal overall.