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Diddy & Deion: $1 Million Promise for Cowboys Icon Sanders' School

Deion Sanders is no longer the head coach at Jackson State. But the Dallas Cowboys legend is still helping out - thanks to P Diddy.
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FRISCO - Deion Sanders is no longer the head coach at Jackson State and the former Dallas Cowboys superstar is presently in the news for a sad reason - the possible amputation of his foot. But entertainment icon "P Diddy'' is also part of the news now as Sean "Diddy" Combs is opting to make good on his promise to make a major donation to the school that was the home to a major football turnaround under "Coach Prime.''

It was back in June of 2022 when Diddy made a pledge of $1 million to his alma mater, Howard University. Then, after making that announcement while receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BET Awards, the recording artist said he would do the same for Jackson State - in large part, it seems, due to Sanders' work there.

"Before I leave, I want to donate $1 million dollars to Howard University," Diddy said in a speech. "Also, I'm going to drop another million dollars on Deion Sanders and Jackson State because we should play for us."

And now comes word, via Jackson State University president Dr. Elayne Hayes-Anthony, that Combs is writing that check.

"P Diddy, as our students call him, and as we probably know him as Sean Combs, has released $1 million to Jackson State for athletics," Hayes-Anthony said. "And we are very, very pleased about that.''

Sanders made his mark as a first-time coach Jackson State and in the HBCU world and this offseason made his move to his current job at the University of Colorado, where the Pro Football Hall of Famer and Cowboys Super Bowl winner has been in the news as he battles his health issue while vowing to stay on the sidelines for the Buffaloes.

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