Deion Sanders says agent not at meeting with OSU's Dez Bryant

BY BRANDON CHATMON, Staff Writer, bchatmon@opubco.com Published: October 12, 2009
During an interview on the NFL Network on Sunday morning, former NFL player Deion Sanders said that his former agent was not present when Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant visited his home earlier this year.

Bryant lied to the NCAA when asked if he had ever been to Sanders house and was ruled ineligible on Wednesday for violating NCAA Bylaw 10.1.

When asked if his former agent and friend Eugene Parker was present at his house when Bryant was there, Sanders said. “Not whatsoever. His girlfriend was present, my wife was present and we played basketball and had a good home cooked meal.”

Sanders stated that Bryant was ruled ineligible because he was nervous and falsified the information on his own.

“The problem was they wanted to question Dez about our relationship,” Sanders said. “Dez was nervous, ‘Why do these NCAA people have me in a room with closed doors questioning me?’ Had I been a liar, my story would have collaborated with Dez. The kid said he didn’t come to my home when in actuality he did.”

The former Pro Bowl cornerback said he talks with Bryant “three times a week” and reiterated that he was asked to mentor Bryant and that he called a member of the OSU coaching staff for approval before doing so.


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