Is there an element of exaggeration to the claim “Deion Sanders is being lynched”? Not in the view of the person responsible for said statement, former 2 Live Crew leader Luther Campbell, who used his Miami New Times column to hit back at media treatment of Sanders’ role in a prep school recruiting scandal. Prime Prep, Sanders’ private charter school in Dallas, “has received an unfair amount of scrutiny just because of his involvement,” writes Campbell.

There are no exposés on the hundreds of private schools in football-rich states like Texas and Florida that illegally recruit student athletes. High schools such as St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale, Belen Jesuit in West Miami-Dade, and Christopher Columbus in Westchester are always recruiting inner-city kids.

When a controversial black celebrity wants to offer children a better education, he can’t be trusted. Suddenly, reporters can’t wait to expose him for doing what private schools fielding nationally competitive athletic programs do every day