facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Deion Sanders Jr.'s visit with Lil' Wayne scrutinized

Aug. 24, 2013 at 1:13 PM   |   Comments

DALLAS, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Southern Methodist University is trying to determine how a player -- the son of NFL great Deion Sanders -- got backstage at a Dallas Lil' Wayne concert.

Deion Sanders Jr. was photographed with Lil' Wayne last week wearing an SMU shirt, NFL Draft 365 reported. The photo turned up online.

Under National Collegiate Athletic Association rules, college players cannot use their status to get any kind of benefit.

Cynics, however, suggest that Sanders Sr.'s celebrity and friendship with Lil' Wayne were what got his son backstage, the report said.

The elder Sanders, nicknamed "Prime Time" and "Neon Deion," spent 16 years in the NFL and is now in the Hall of Fame. In an unusual career path, he also played for several Major League baseball teams.

His son, however, is entering his freshman year at SMU in Dallas and has not yet played for the Mustangs.

"We don't expect to find anything amiss, but it's our responsibility to check stuff like this out," Brad Sutton, sports information director for SMU, told College Football Talk.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
UPI horse racing weekend preview
2
Soler continues hot start as Cubs beat Cards
3
Tony Stewart on Kevin Ward's death: It 'will definitely affect my life forever'
4
Lamb's grand slam lifts Arizona past Colorado
5
Athletics drop protest
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback