Southwestern Athletic Conference Media Day was quite interesting to say the least. Not only did Deion Sanders walk out because a reporter called him by his first name, Jackson State blocked one particular reporter from covering the team on Tuesday.
Rashad Milligan of the Clarion Ledger was blocked by two Jackson State officials from covering the program.
According to the Clarion Ledger, Sanders didn’t want Milligan to interview any players or coaches on Jackson State’s football team.
This incident between Jackson State and Milligan occurred a day after Milligan reported that four-star wide receiver Quaydarius Davis was expected to plead guilty on a misdemeanor charge from an incident in March.
Davis’ attorney, Henry Campbell, told the Clarion Ledger that his client was not planning to plead guilty after Milligan’s article was published.
Jackson State blocks Clarion Ledger reporter from covering Deion Sanders’ program at SWAC media day https://t.co/p5AYoS6oD8
— Clarion Ledger (@clarionledger) July 21, 2021
Despite how messy this situation may seem, Milligan hasn’t been banned from covering future events for Jackson State.
“Two Clarion Ledger reporters were credentialed for SWAC Media Days, those credentials were not taken away and the SWAC also said they were not taken away,” a school spokesperson said. “I am not privy to any reporter being barred or banned. Rashad Milligan has not been barred from covering Jackson State.”
Hopefully, the working relationship between Jackson State and the Clarion Ledger gets fixed before the start of the new season.