Deion Sanders and his longtime girlfriend, Tracey Edmonds, decided to break up this past month.
Given how long the two had been together, their split sent reverberations throughout the sports world. She was, after all, a prominent face at Colorado’s football games in 2023. That said, the joint statement they initially released together made it seem as though things ended amicably.
“We have mutually decided that it is best for us to move forward in life AS FRIENDS and have made this decision with love in our hearts, respect for each other, and appreciation for the time we’ve shared together,” the statement read.
“Please keep us in your prayers as we go through this transition. Thank you for being there for us ALL THESE YEARS! We love you and appreciate you SO MUCH!”
Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for the perception of this break-up and the circumstances surrounding it to change.
A few days ago, reports surfaced that Sanders had dumped Edmonds for a 20-something-year-old model. In fact, it seems as though his own son may have an older girlfriend now. The murmurs eventually grew too loud for Edmonds to ignore.
“I want to clarify that it was my decision to end the relationship, despite any different narratives being presented,” she said in a follow-up post.
“I’ve chosen to prioritize myself and my family, moving forward towards a future where I am valued, treated with honesty, and free to embrace the happiness and respect I deserve.”
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Make of that what you will. Some will argue that the timing of this most recent message by Edmonds validates the rumors that are floating around. Others will say she is simply clearing the air.
Until either Sanders or Edmonds comes out with an official statement on the subject, it will be impossible to know for certain what’s what.
A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.