Diddy Pledges $1 Million to Deion Sanders and Jackson State’s Football Program at BET Awards

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Music mogul Sean Combs has pledged to donate $1 million to Jackson State’s football program, he announced Sunday night at the BET Awards.

“I’m going to drop another million dollars on Deion Sanders and Jackson State because we should play for us,” Combs said.

Combs, who is known by his stage name Diddy, also pledged $1 million to Howard University, the HBCU in Washington, D.C., where he attended but did not graduate from. After he left Howard, he became an intern at Uptown Records and became a platinum-selling artist as well as a legendary record executive.

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SOURCE: Mississippi Clarion Ledger, Khari Thompson