Undisputed co-host Shannon Sharpe has said he doesn’t agree with Deion Sanders following the Colorado head coach somewhat accusing the NFL of racial bias based on the players picked during the recent draft.
There was only one player selected from an HBCU this year, with the New England Patriots picking Isaiah Bolden out of Jackson State University at No. 245 overall in the seventh round. Sanders, who coached at JSU from 2020-22, took to Twitter to claim the CB deserved to be picked higher, also noting he was “ashamed” of the other NFL teams who did not select an HBCU player in 2023.
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Sharpe, who is very good friends with Sanders, opted not to side with the former NFL star on this particular take, insisting the NFL is a business that does not consider color and teams will pick anyone as long as they think they could help them win.
“The NFL is a business. The NFL doesn’t give a damn what color you are,” Sharpe said during Monday’s episode of Undisputed on FS1. “They don’t care. They want to win. Pro sports is a bottom line business. The only things that are on the menu, wins and losses. Now how many guys can we get who can help us win? I don’t give a damn of their color.”
Sharpe did admit that racial bias was an issue in the NFL back in the day, but he says that is no longer the case as teams are open to talent from anywhere. The three-time Super Bowl winner would also point out that the first 10 players selected in the first round are black, while four of the first five quarterbacks picked are also black.
“I’m gonna disagree with Prime on this one,” he added. “I believe if the guys were talented enough to get drafted, I believe they would have gotten drafted.”WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.