The unbeaten Jackson State team of Deion Sanders is traveling to Houston on Saturday to play Texas Southern.
Takeoff of the renowned rap group Migos was slain in Houston early on Tuesday after a quarrel over a dice game.
Sanders is being extremely cautious. He has instructed the Tigers players not to leave the team hotel.
Sanders announced in a team meeting on Tuesday that “Takeoff was killed in a dice game in Houston—where we’re headed. “So, that eliminates all y’all leaving that hotel, ’cause it ain’t happening until I give you further notice.”
Sanders explained his rationale:
“You cannot kick it with the same dudes you kicked it with,” he said. “You cannot associate in the same realms that you associated with. You gon’ have to change if you expect change.
“I’m sad because it always seems like it’s us, but we wanna say we matter, we wanna say we keep it 100, but it’s always us!”
“I’m just sick and tired of the consistency of people, that are influential to you, are leaving us consistently — that’s our rappers,” Sanders said. “Rest in Peace, Takeoff.”