‘What Have You Done for HBCUs Lately?’: Charlamagne Tha God Defends Deion Sanders Amid Jackson State Backlash, Issues Critics ‘Donkey of the Day’

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Charlamagne Tha God’s famed “Donkey of the Day” taunt was awarded to social media detractors who had ill feelings toward Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders for his decision to leave historically Black Jackson State University — where he led the team to back-to-back Southwestern Athletic Conference championships for the school’s first time since the 1995 and 1996 seasons — for the University of Colorado.The longtime host aired out his frustration during his “The Breakfast Club” radio show, when he awarded “everyone out there who is slandering Deion Sanders because he decided to leave Jackson State University for the Colorado Buffaloes” with “Donkey of the Day” for Monday, Dec 5.Charlamagne sympathized with critics, stating, “Listen, man, I understand if you are hurt that Deion Sanders is leaving Jackson State. I totally get it; it’s Deion Sanders. The man brought so much positive attention to that program, the SWAC conference, and HBCUs.”& However, the pop culture commentator suggested, “Instead of calling the man a sellout and saying that he sold out people a dream, how about appreciate what that man brought to the table,” before going on to list a series of notable achievements made by the famed Coach Prime...