Posted March 25, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Deion Sanders says Dez “grow up”

Deion Sanders is a role-model and mentor to many, especially kids. Cowboys rookie Dez Bryant is a big kid in Sanders eyes. Dez just got in trouble Saturday for a mall incident and wearing baggy clothes. Dez and his buddies were banned for a certain amount of time (3 months). Deion Sanders wasn’t feeling his actions at the mall, and voiced his opinion on the Ben and Skin show ESPN 103.3 FM in Dallas. Check out the full excerpt, courtesy ESPN:

“I’m upset but not surprised whatsoever,” Sanders said on The Ben & Skin Show on ESPN 103.3 FM in Dallas.

Sanders described Bryant’s behavior at NorthPark Center on Saturday as “ignorant.”

The 2010 first-round pick was issued the warning after an off-duty police officer requested that Bryant and his friends pull up their pants because their underwear was showing and Bryant responded with repeated profanity, according to the police report.

Bryant, who was stung by Sanders’ comments, is adamant that the only thing he did wrong at the mall is use profanity toward a police officer, whom Bryant claims shoved him into the back as he was escorting him outside.

“I feel like the cop was in the wrong here more than anything,” Bryant told ESPNDallas.com on Friday. “Don’t just make it seem like I went off and had a hot head for no reason. That’s the only thing I did wrong — I used profanity.”

Still Sanders said Bryant has issues stemming from his difficult childhood.

“He needs help. He needs help,” Sanders said. “I told the Cowboys from Day One that he needs help. Matter of fact, they have a team in place to help him. But you cannot tell a grown man what to do.”

(excerpt quotes from full article courtesy espn.com)

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