Deion Sanders and Tracey Edmonds announce split

Deion Sanders and Tracey Edmonds announced their breakup a little more than a week after the end of their college football season.

"To EVERYONE who has stood by us, supported us, and given us love... We have mutually decided that it is best for us to continue our lives as FRIENDS,

and we have made this decision with love in our hearts, respect for each other, and gratitude for the time we've spent together.

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we make this change. THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS BEING THERE FOR US! 

"We adore and appreciate you SO MUCH!" Edmonds replied, signing his name "Tracey and Deion."

"I adore you, Tracey, and you have been a true blessing to me." I value the times we've spent together and the laughs we've had. You are an incredible woman

 and a wonderful mother. God bless you in all you do and every step you take. You are THE HER. Tracey-Mack!!!," Sanders wrote on Facebook.

Sanders and Tracey Edmonds have been dating for nearly a decade, including his whole two-year time at Jackson State.

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