Deion Sanders leaving NFL Network

Deion Sanders
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Hall of Famer Deion Sanders left the NFL Network on Tuesday, but he quickly found a new job at a competitor.

The eight-time Pro-Bowler and two-time Super Bowl champion reportedly left NFL Network after he was asked to take a pay cut when his contract expired. He refused, so his deal was not renewed.

Sanders announced Wednesday that with his next move, he’d be joining Barstool Sports.

“Pardon My Take,” which is a Barstool Sports property and the No. 1 sports podcast on Apple Podcasts, announced that Sanders has joined the company. The Hall of Famer was a guest on “Pardon My Take” on July 26, two weeks prior to the announcement, and then joined the show again for Wednesday’s episode, where the announcement was made.

“I had no idea when I went on with you guys last time that this would transpire so quickly,” Sanders said on “Pardon My Take.”

According to the announcement on the episode, Sanders will launch his own podcast called “21st and Prime,” do some video work for Barstool Sports, and he will join “Pardon My Take” as an NFL guest on Sunday nights during the football season.

Sanders played for the Falcons, 49ers, Cowboys, Washington, and Ravens. He previously worked for CBS, reportedly leaving when he requested that his salary be doubled.