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Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders hasn’t had much positive to say about some of his former players this offseason that decided to enter the transfer portal. But finally, he decided to offer some positive thoughts to one of his former players in the portal. The only problem is that this player has quite a controversial past.

2023 high-school recruit Deuce Roberson never stepped foot on the field for Colorado this past season, as he found himself dismissed from the program by Sanders after allegations arose in March of 2023 that he was involved in 34 sexual assault incidents that date back to his high school days in Colorado Springs.

On Friday, Roberson took to social media to thank Sanders for his “constant encouragement” during his time in Boulder, revealing that he is entering the transfer portal and hopes to play college football this coming season.

Given Roberson’s situation looming over his head, it may have been smart for Sanders to just not respond and distance himself from his former player.

Instead, Sanders took to social media to offer his best wishes for Roberson in the future, even adding that he “loved him” and that he is a “good young man” that any team should want.

“Love ya my man and whoever you commit to will be getting a good young man that wants to prove to everybody he’s more than deserving! God bless u my man.”

This is of course far different than Sanders handled numerous other transfers this offseason, who he largely gave the cold shoulder.

Given Roberson’s allegations against him, many college football fans took to social media to rip Sanders for his public support of his former player.

It’s obviously not the greatest look for Sanders to be publically defending with this many allegations against him. And you have to wonder how close the two really were given just how personal his message was towards him on social media.

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About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.