Deion Sanders' head coaching debut at Jackson State was a success, but it was marred postgame when the Pro Football Hall of Famer discovered his belongings were missing.
The FCS school defeated Edward Waters 53-0 on Saturday, but Sanders didn't get much time to celebrate the victory. He told reporters postgame that his wallet and phone had been stolen, along with other possessions.
A Jackson State official later said Sanders' possessions had been recovered and were originally misplaced, not stolen, according to Joe Cook of WAPT16 News.
Sanders confirmed the items had been retrieved but refuted the claim they were misplaced.
Sanders was visibly upset during his postgame media availability.
"How do you think it feels, coming back, teary eyed because the guys had just presented me with the game ball - one of the best moments I've ever had in my professional sports career, emotionally - and then ... you're noticing you don't even have a phone to call your momma, to call your girl, to call your kids, because it’s been stolen," he said.
He added: "We're going to find out who did it."
Jackson State's next game comes Saturday against Mississippi Valley State.
The FCS season was postponed until the spring due to the coronavirus pandemic.