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NFL legend Deion Sanders revealed he had two of his toes amputated due to blood clots that formed after surgery on his foot.

The Jackson State head coach revealed he lost his toes in an episode of his "Coach Prime" documentary series that aired on Barstool Sports.

Sanders, 54, was hospitalized for nearly a month earlier this year. The initial surgery in September was to treat a dislocated toe and an inflamed nerve.

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Sanders' longtime fiancée, Tracey Edmonds (pictured with Sanders in January 2022) took care of him during his healing process.

Sanders returned to the football field where he cruised the sideline in a golf cart or a scooter.

Eventually, Sanders noticed two of his toes were darkened and cold to the touch - indications of poor blood circulation in his toes.

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He was diagnosed with three life-threatening blood clots in the femoral artery in his left thigh.

Sanders developed compartment syndrome from swelling in his leg, which further obstructed blood flow to his foot. More surgery followed and doctors laid open Sanders' leg to drain the fluid.

Doctors amputated his big toe and second toe on his left foot. He underwent a total of eight surgeries. Sanders said the ordeal caused him to lose 35 pounds.

"They were first talking about the amputation of toes, then the amputation of my leg from knee down, and then they were trying to ensure that I had life," Sanders said in the docuseries.

"The hardest thing of it all was to look down there and see that and understand once upon a time you were this type of athlete and [now] you don't even know if you're gonna walk because all you feel is pain and you just want to get out of the hospital."

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Shedeur Sanders (right) is the new face of Gatorade. The sports drink giant signed Sanders to a multi-year partnership, making him the first HBCU student-athlete in the company's history.

Gatorade announced the historic deal with the 19-year-old Jackson State University quarterback on Friday.

Sanders — the son of NFL icon and current Jackson State football coach Deion Sanders — joins tennis champ Serena Williams, NBA stars Jayson Tatum and Zion Williamson, and the WNBA's Candace Parker on the Gatorade roster.

Sanders told HBCU Nation that he is "honored to be a part of the Gatorade family. First and foremost, I'm blessed. It's a great opportunity. As a kid, I was drinking Gatorade regularly. So now that we have the opportunity to partner with them and be a part of Gatorade, I’m very blessed."

He said the deal will "definitely be helping other HBCUs. This is about the numbers. It's about to go crazy. So right now, we're still planning on the exact details. I'll just let you know whenever we got things finalized."

Sanders helped lead Jackson State football to an 11-2 record in 2021 and a SWAC championship.

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Atlanta Hawks fans mocked Charlotte Hornets star PJ Washington by chanting his baby mama's name when he stepped to the free throw line during Sunday's game.

Hawks fans chanted Brittany Renner's name to rattle PJ when he shot free throws.

Their efforts were not rewarded. Atlanta lost a close game 130-127 on their home court despite the Hornets being short four players due to the coronavirus.

PJ and Brittany have an infant son together, but that's all they have in common. The two bitter exes regularly hurl insults at each other on social media.

Brittany, 29, claims the 23-year-old Hornets star threw her and their son out of her home and she lost her car. She was forced to move in with her mom and sister until she can get back on her feet.

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Meanwhile, parents are furious that NFL legend Deion Sanders, who coaches Jackson State University football, invited Brittany to speak to his team.

The single mom proudly posted a video of her pep talk on her Instagram page.

Parents took to Facebook to slam Sanders, 54, for inviting a sports groupie to talk to their boys. One furious father wrote: "I didn't send my son to JSU to be educated by a THOT."

Sanders defended his decision in a post on Instagram:

"It's my responsibility as a Coach to prepare my young men for any and everything on the field and off. I brought in (Renner) to educate them on how the game is played between man & woman at their age & stage. The message may not be for everybody but trust me it's for somebody."

 

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Deion Sanders checked a white reporter for getting too personal and calling him "Deion".

Sanders, head coach at Jackson State, walked out of a Southwestern Athletic Conference media day event on Tuesday after reporter Nick Suss of The Clarion-Ledger called him "Deion".

The 53-year-old NFL legend told Suss that Alabama coach Nick Saban does not like to be referred to by his first name.

"Hold on, you don't call Nick Saban 'Nick', don't call me Deion... Treat me like Nick."

When the reporter insisted on calling Sanders by his first name, he walked out of the interview.

In a tweet, Sanders called The Clarion-Ledger "FOOLISH" for Suss' disrespectful conduct.

"This is how all of this started, I really Pray for all of us because this was something so minimal that was hilarious to me that you allowed a FOOLISH media outlet and person to play on your Preconceived notions. I'm all about Peace, Love, Work, Commitment, Sacrifice & Forgiveness."

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The Florida State standout played for 14 seasons as a member of the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, and Baltimore Ravens.

He was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011.

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