Todd Gurley will be wearing the No. 21 with the Atlanta Falcons, but it seems that he did not get the blessing of Deion Sanders.
The running back was asked Friday on Atlanta radio station 92.9 The Game whether he asked Sanders if he could wear the number.
“Prime was hatin’ on me. He told me don’t wear it,” Gurley said. He was then asked why Sanders objected, and he replied: “Cause it’s Prime. If I was Prime, I wouldn’t want nobody wearing my number either.”
On Sunday, Sanders took to Twitter and clarified that he was only joking.
Gurley wore No. 30 with the Rams for five seasons, No. 3 when playing at Georgia in college and No. 1 at Tarboro High School in North Carolina.
Before he took the number, defensive back Desmond Trufant wore No. 21 for the past seven years in Atlanta.