Deion Sanders Says Estranged Wife Assaulted Him, Pilar Sanders Arrested
Deion Sanders has accused his estranged wife of assaulting him in front of his 10- and 12-year-old sons.
Pilar Sanders was arrested on domestic violence-related charges Monday night, and as usual it was left to Twitter to give us a (admittedly one-sided) running commentary on the unfolding events. Deion served up a string of peculiar tweets on Monday evening, beginning with the accusation that Pilar Sanders and an accomplice had “jumped” him:
“Pray for me and my kids now! They just witnessed their mother and a friend jump me in my room. She’s going to jail n I’m pressing charges!”
It seems Sanders was good to his word about charges, because hours later he tweeted a picture of himself and his young sons filling out complaint forms to police, along with the caption:
“filling out police reports now! Thank God for this platform to issue the Truth.”
He also added:
“I’m sad my boys witnessed this mess but I warned the police department here that she was gone try n harm me and my boys. This is on my mama!”
Sanders, who in a glittering career played for San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Falcons, is now an analyst for the NFL Network. He and Pilar married in 1999 and have three children, but their subsequent divorce, initiated by Deion last September, has turned very ugly and very public.
Speaking to Dallas television station KXAS on Monday evening, Deion said:
“My kids, they are scared for their life. They just saw two women jump their dad in his own house, in his room, in my room. It’s sad. I got locks on my doors right now. Is somebody going to have to die? Is it going to be me before the court does something and get this woman out of my house? It’s absurd.”
Pilar Sanders was booked into jail Monday on suspicion of assault family violence, and a bond of $264 was set.