What Exactly Is A “Ghetto Tendency”? Ask Deion Sanders

When NFL Network analyst and legendary cornerback Deion Sanders talks, most people listen. He’s made it quite known that he thinks Johnny Manziel should be the very first overall draft pick in the 2014 NFL draft, and obviously unless a trade is made, that first pick goes to the Texans. In Sanders’ reasoning, he discusses Manziel having “ghetto tendencies”.

Now, we’re all wondering what the heck is a ghetto tendency? Per Yahoo Sports, Sanders had this to say:

“Oh, please. I love Johnny Football,” Sanders said. “See, the reason people won’t accept Johnny Football is because Johnny Football has ghetto tendencies. I love Johnny Football.”

That prompted this exchange:

“Martin: He’s got ghetto tendencies? What are ghetto tendencies, Prime Time?

Sanders: Because he was successful, he made it, and he let you all know he made it, and he was cocky, he was flamboyant, and he let you know.”

Apparently the adjectives cocky and flamboyant equate to ghetto in Sanders’ opinion. Nevertheless, I would definitely use the word cocky too in describing Manziel, who made a big stink back in February, practically daring the Houston Texans to pass him up.

However, when I think of ghetto, it’s more like this:

Of course, Sanders’ comments sparked off some comical tweets that I must share:

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