Fri Jul 01 09:17am EDT
Deion Sanders Jr. has plenty of reasons to be recognized in public. After all, he's the son of an NFL Hall of Famer and one of the most famous athletes of the recent generations. That's before you consider the fact that he has become a bit of a notable athlete himself, turning heads as a dual threat quarterback for Flower Mound (Texas) Marcus High.
Yet none of that mattered when he was questioned by police at the North Park Center shopping mall … the same mall in which Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was harrassed for wearing his pants too low.
According to the Dallas Morning News and Sanders Jr.'s Twitter account, the entire episode was sparked by a simple, everyday fast-food purchase: Deion Jr. just wanted some Chick-fil-A.
Unfortunately, when the rising senior went to pay for his meal with a credit card, he was asked to present his driver's license. As it turns out, Sanders had forgotten his ID at home, and the cashiers had a hard time believing he was actually Deion Sanders.
Police at North Park mall tried 2 get me becuz I tried 2 buy chickfila with my card but didnt have my ID. They Said It was card theft or sum.
They thought I stole the card or somethin cuz it said Deion Sanders. I'm like sir I'm not tryna be cocky but you can google me and see ...
Quite understandably, Sanders Jr. said he felt victimized by the entire episode, which left him with a sour taste in his mouth. Tellingly, he seemed to feel that the whole unseemly situation was made worse by the North Park Center security guards, even if one might think they would be a bit more reluctant to accuse famous names of wrongdoing after the Dez Bryant episode.
"Now I see how Dez Bryant felt," Sanders Jr. wrote on his Twitter feed.
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