Deion Sanders spoke out and condemned Colorado fans who have sent death threats to Colorado State defensive back Henry Blackburn for his hit that injured Travis Hunter during last Saturday’s rivalry game.
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Sanders said everyone with the Buffaloes team, including Travis Hunter, has forgiven Blackburn and fans need to move on.
Rams head coach Jay Norvell spoke with reporters on Monday and said that Blackburn and his family had their addresses posted on social media and police got involved due to the serious nature of the threats.
“It’s sad that that’s the state of the world we live in. It’s a football game. Let’s not make it more than that,” Norvell told reporters. “We don’t want anyone to get hurt. We don’t coach that kind of football. I’ve been talking to Henry about that — I talked to him last night and I talked to him today.”
The play occurred late in the first quarter when Shedeur Sanders threw a pass down the sidelines to Hunter that landed incomplete.
Colorado State athletic director Joe Parker told ESPN’s Pete Thamel that Henry’s campus address, home address, cell phone number and Henry’s mother’s cell phone number were published online and received a number of threatening calls and messages.
Blackburn is in his senior season at Colorado State. He has appeared in 23 games through four seasons, including two in 2023.
Colorado defeated Colorado State, 43-35, in double-overtime on Saturday to improve its record to 3-0. The Buffaloes will travel to Eugene, Oregon to take on the Ducks on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET.