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Deion Sanders Calls NFL Reports on Shedeur Sanders, Travis Hunter a ‘Stupid Lie’

Colorado Buffaloes coach Deion Sanders loosened his reins on Shedeur Sanders’s and Travis Hunter’s NFL fates on Wednesday, making it clear that the quarterback and two-way star were not, in fact, limited to playing for only six franchises.

On Wednesday, Sanders spoke with CBS reporter Romi Bean to clear up past reports that he would only allow his son and Hunter to join certain NFL teams in the future. 

He dropped a signature Deion-ism calling the reports “a stupid lie."

"One thing about a lie, a lie is so fast," Sanders said. "It can outrun the truth any day. That’s a bold-faced lie.”

“I have more than six owners that are friends,” continued Sanders. “I have more than six GMs that are friends. You gotta understand I played for 14 years. And I worked another 17 I believe in the NFL, NFL Network, CBS—I know a lot of people. So I would never do that. If I was that stupid, I wouldn’t disclose the teams I would want them to play for. I would disclose the several that I wouldn’t.”

Sanders’ rebuttal comes less than a month after he said his son and Hunter would decide where they go in the 2025 NFL draft. 

“I know where I want them to go,” Sanders said on the Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast in March. “So, it’s certain cities that ain’t going to happen. It’s going to be an Eli.”

His “Eli” comment referred to quarterback Eli Manning publicly saying he wouldn’t play for the San Diego Chargers in the 2004 NFL draft. On the podcast, Sanders named six teams where he would want his two Buffaloes stars to land: the San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Commanders, Baltimore Ravens and Atlanta Falcons.

In the more immediate future, Colorado’s Shedeur Sanders and Hunter will be looking to rebound from last year’s 4–8 campaign as they enter a fresh start in the Big 12, playing in what will likely be their final respective collegiate seasons.