POSTED: Friday, October 11, 2013 - 3:27pm
UPDATED: Friday, October 11, 2013 - 3:29pm
Fort Worth, Texas (KETK) —
Co-founder of Prime Prep Academy and former NFL superstar, Deion Sanders, has been fired from the school following abuse allegations.
Sanders has been accused by PPA employee, Kevin Jefferson, of grabbing him by the throat and pushed him to the ground during a faculty meeting.
Reports state Sanders was upset about the poor classroom performance by some athletes.
Sanders denies the physical abuse allegations but did confirm there was a heated verbal exchange.
Sanders tweeted a statement around 11:00 a.m., defending himself amidst the reported incident: