As a result of the failure of the largest water system in Jackson, MS, Deion Sanders took to social media amid the water crisis and spoke out about helping Jackson State University students.
Sitting on campus and in a golf cart, the Jackson State Tigers head coach insisted on overcoming the city’s water problems.
Before the first game against FAMU, another HBCU, Coach Prime said he was getting the student-athletes off campus and looking for a place to practice.
We are operating in crisis mode. I have to get these kids off campus.
Sanders went on to say that he has to get the students to a hotel and “take care of their needs and make sure all of our kids are fed.”
Coach Prime also said he has to make sure students “have the necessities of life until the problem is resolved.” [resolved].”
The former NFL coach ended his video with:
The devil is a lie. You’re not gonna catch us today, honey.
As previously reported, more than 150,000 people were left without drinking water Tuesday morning, Jackson, MS, due to the failure of the largest water system, the New York Times reports.
When officials tried to hand out bottled water, they described the task as an “enormously complicated task” as they tried to come up with a plan to solve the problem.
For years, the city of more than 163,000 people, more than 80% of whom are black, has struggled with aging infrastructure and a lack of resources to produce an adequate system.
They had to boil water for the last month due to “cloudy samples” reports the New York Times.
City officials say the problem could take days to resolve.