Deion Sanders' wife arrested on assault charge

In a May 12, 2008  photo Deion Sanders and Pilar Sanders attend the NBC Universal Experience at Rockefeller Center in New York. An inmate listing on Collin County, Texas,  website early Tuesday April 24, 2012, shows that Pilar Sanders was arrested Monday and booked into the county jail on the family violence charge.   (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

In a May 12, 2008 photo Deion Sanders and Pilar Sanders attend the NBC Universal Experience at Rockefeller Center in New York. An inmate listing on Collin County, Texas, website early Tuesday April 24, 2012, shows that Pilar Sanders was arrested Monday and booked into the county jail on the family violence charge. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

A photo provided by the Collin County Sheriff's Office shows Pilar Sanders.  An inmate listing on Collin County's website early Tuesday, April 24, 2012 shows that Pilar Sanders was arrested Monday and booked into the county jail on the family violence charge.  (AP Photo)

A photo provided by the Collin County Sheriff's Office shows Pilar Sanders. An inmate listing on Collin County's website early Tuesday, April 24, 2012 shows that Pilar Sanders was arrested Monday and booked into the county jail on the family violence charge. (AP Photo)

McKINNEY, Texas -- Deion Sanders' estranged wife denied Tuesday that she attacked her husband at their home and said she's not getting a fair shake because of her husband's stature in the community as a former star player for the Dallas Cowboys.

Pilar Sanders, a model who has appeared on several television shows, including a 2008 Oxygen network reality series about her and her famous husband's home life, "Deion & Pilar: Prime Time Love," was released Tuesday after spending the night in jail on a misdemeanor domestic assault charge.

A magistrate judge ordered her stay away from their home in the Dallas suburb of Prosper for 60 days and barred her from threatening or harassing her husband, KTVT-TV reported.

Speaking to reporters outside Collin County Jail, Pilar Sanders denied her Hall of Fame husband's allegations, that she and one of her friends attacked him in front of their children in his room on Monday.

"I'm a full-time mom, 100 percent for my children," Sanders said, her voice breaking. "And I just haven't been given a fair shake."

Deion Sanders, who played for five NFL teams and is now an NFL Network analyst, filed for divorce in December, and the breakup has been anything but smooth. The couple has three children together and Deion Sanders has two from a former marriage.

Pilar Sanders is suing her husband, his daughter from his first marriage, Deiondra Sanders, and a business, Prime Time Enterprise Inc., for $200 million in damages. That case is scheduled to go to trial in September. She is also suing her husband's aunt, Laura Jones, alleging Jones assaulted her in February, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Jail records didn't give details about the alleged attack and Prosper police declined to discuss it Tuesday. But Deion Sanders took to Twitter, posting Monday that his children "just witnessed their mother and a friend jump me in my room."

"She's going to jail (and) I'm pressing charges!" Sanders wrote.

He posted another tweet Tuesday with a photo of him and two of his children smiling. "Joy came this morning and we opened the door and let Joy in," Sanders tweeted.

Larry Friedman, Pilar Sanders' divorce attorney, said Tuesday that he can't comment about her arrest because there is a gag order in the divorce case.

"I can tell you that there are two sides to every story and the truth will come out in court," he said in a statement.

Deion Sanders' attorneys did not return messages.

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Comments » 15

BlackCat writes:

From the prominent place this story occupies on the NDN webpage I thought that it must have happened in Naples, but it happened in TX. Does anyone really think that this is the second most important thing to have happened here since yesterday? Come on guys............there's a restaurant closing somewhere south of Corkscrew Road!

Gifted1 writes:

Everybody knows that Deion is scared to death of contact! He probably swiped and missed when trying to get her off him!!!!

desperado writes:

in response to johnwaynegacy:

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Oh Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh !!!! You got that right Brother !!!

Niki_6 writes:

Sounds totally rational. One day they are just going along fine and the next she just decides to jump him. Totally unprovoked, I'm sure. Who cares? Except the children. That's sad.

mr_1_term_proposition writes:

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DonkeyWhispererakaDuh_novan writes:

hope all works out for everyone involved. wish it wasn't so prominent on the top of the page local hero and all.

Settledown writes:

Fortunately, it looks like we're going to be able to keep up on this via Dion's twitter page. I can't imagine missing a second of this interesting story. Such a polarizing figure and true contributor to society. Now this is news! Thanks NDN.

Beachglow writes:

This is not news, especially for Naples.

stopthemadness writes:

that's PRIME TIME baby.....the money running a post pattern....

wonderful (Inactive) writes:

in response to BlackCat:

From the prominent place this story occupies on the NDN webpage I thought that it must have happened in Naples, but it happened in TX. Does anyone really think that this is the second most important thing to have happened here since yesterday? Come on guys............there's a restaurant closing somewhere south of Corkscrew Road!

This happened in Collin County. They just got mixed up, eh?

profiler writes:

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ballinemt writes:

A black woman is arrested...how is this news breaking???

lionfishhunter writes:

in response to Gifted1:

Everybody knows that Deion is scared to death of contact! He probably swiped and missed when trying to get her off him!!!!

That's a good one!!!!

elnuestros writes:

Deion’s a hometown boy. Now that SW Florida is one development-choked commercial clot of slug chug and lickspittle from Punta Gorda to Marco.

And thanks to our friendly stewards, the Colliers, it soon will stretch from the beach to the East coast.

But don’t worry, you all. We’ll never let it get like Miami.

tampacoco writes:

We have to have better news than this trash.

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