“I Don’t Really Cover College Football” | ESPN’s Ed Werder Reacts To Being Called Out By Deion Sanders Following Colorado’s Win Over TCU

In the aftermath of Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders leading his new-look Colorado Buffaloes into Fort Worth and upsetting the reigning national champion runner-up TCU, Sanders wasted no time calling out the naysayers who doubted his team.

During his emotional postgame interview Sanders called out ESPN senior reporter Ed’s Werder for something he wrote prior to Saturday’s matchup. 

Sanders, who’s never been one to hold his tongue, spared no expense calling out Werder, who’s primarily ESPN’s Dallas Cowboys reporter.

But since Werder lives just 40 miles from the beautiful Fort Worth campus, ESPN assigned him to cover the game. Maybe that was a mistake, as Coach Prime made sure to single out the well-respected veteran reporter. 

Do You Believe Now? 

Sanders started his postgame presser with some real jargon type lingo. 

“What’s up boss? You believe now? … Do you believe now? I read through that bull junk you wrote, I read that, I sifted through all that,” Sanders said to a seemingly shocked Werder, who asked what he wrote. 

“Do you believe? Sanders asked again, with Werder replying: “In what?”

“You don’t believe? You just answered. You don’t believe it. Next question.” Sanders continued to quip at Werder and anyone listening. 

Werder says he’s written nothing about Sanders or his team, so he doesn’t know what he could be referring to in that regard. He then said he thinks Sanders calling him out may stem from a March tweet where he referred to Sanders as a “celebrity” coach.

Did Werder Attempt To Take High Road?

On Tuesday, after a few days and the dust from Saturday’s events now settled, Werder appeared on “The Dan Patrick Show.”

There he explained his side of the story and says he wasn’t about to say what he believes, he even referred to that being “journalistically inappropriate” had he done so. 

Werder also told Patrick this about the incident.

“I really don’t know, I haven’t really been a writer for 30 years. I don’t really cover college football, this is an exception, I asked him several times what did I write and he couldn’t really provide an example and the reason is no such example exists. I’ve been television for the last 30 years, I’m almost exclusively a TV reporter.”

In fact, Werder wanted to deflect from the moment and focus on Sanders and his team accomplishing something great, and not make it about him and a tweet that from March that called Sanders what he is, a celebrity. 

Seems like Sanders may have taken it the wrong way. Or it could be the fact that Werder didn’t refer to him as Deion Sanders, instead opting for the other words. 

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