Deion Sanders’ NFL Hall of Fame induction speech was not cocky or arrogant. Sanders took a step back and emotionally told the crowd of 13,000 about the creation of his alter ego, and how he felt he always had to prove himself.
Growing up he saw his mother struggle, and all he wanted to do was provide for her and rise above that. And he was going to do anything he could to ensure that. So all the cockiness, and arrogance, was for his mum.
“I would pre-rehearse the quotes, I would pre-rehearse the sayings because I knew I had the substance,” Sanders said. “All the things you thought I was, and all the things I didn’t like, I was doing it for my momma.”
And at the end of the speech, made a shout out to Snoop Dogg who was in the audience, and put a do rag on his bronze Hall of Fame bust.
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