NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders gets jumped by estranged wife

Pilar Sanders was arrested and charged with domestic violence after ex-footballer Deion Sanders accused her and a friend of hers of assaulting him.


The estranged wife of Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders was arrested Monday night after he accused her and a friend of assaulting him in front of his children.

Pilar Sanders mugshot

The former Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys star posted on Twitter Monday night: “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!”

Later he tweeted: “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.”

Pilar Sanders, 38, was booked into the Collin County, Texas, jail Monday night on a misdemeanor family violence charge, according to jail records. Bond was set at $264.

In an interview with Dallas television station KXAS, Sanders said “My kids, they are scared for their life. They just saw two women jump their dad in his own house, in his room. It’s sad.

“I got locks on my doors right now,” he said. “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.”

The couple married in 1999. Deion Sanders filed for divorce last year. Pilar Sanders sued Deion for $200 million in March, alleging in two suits an assault and libelous comments posted online. She claimed “emotional and physical abuse, mental distress, public humiliation and financial loss,” according to the Dallas Morning News.

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