Freshman cornerback / receiver Travis Hunter responded to Alabama coach Nick Saban’s accusations of Jackson State paying a player 1 million to play for the football program.
Saban didn’t say Wednesday night which player he was talking about, but Hunter, the nation’s top-ranked 2022 sign, appears to think it was about him.
“I got A mil? But my mom still stay in a 3 bed room house with five kids?” Hunter wrote Thursday on Twitter.
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Shortly after Hunter committed to JSU there were reports Hunter had a multi-million dollar NIL deal with Barstool Sports, but a source close to the program told the Clarion Ledger in December there was no such deal in place. Jackson State coach Deion Sanders went on ESPN the next day and denied the rumors.
Saban also accused Texas A&M of buying every player on its team. In response, Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher said Thursday:
“You can call me anything you want to call me. You don’t call me a cheat. I don’t cheat and I don’t lie. I learned that when I was a kid, if you did that, your old man slapped you side the head. Maybe somebody should have slapped him (Saban). “
Sanders said he had planned to address the comments further. But in the meantime, he wants people to know that Jackson State isn’t even paying him 1 million to be the coach this season. He signed a four-year deal for 1.2 million total in 2020.
“I don’t even make a million! Lolololol,” Sanders wrote on Twitter.
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