The Sanders divorce saga has taken yet another odd and public turn after last week's tweeting fiasco.
Pilar Sanders, the estranged wife of Deion Sanders was arrested last week after the Hall of Famer accused her of domestic violence, reports The Atlanta Journal Constitution. She was booked into the Collin County jail last week in Texas, on charges of misdemeanor violence.
The former Atlanta Falcons football player had a Twitter rant last week: "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!"
The train wreck of bad behavior by the Sanders will surely play a role in their divorce proceedings and custody battles as the divorce moves forward. The courts will look at the behavior and as far as custody, will have to take into account the best interests of the child. If the Sanders' children are on board against one parent, that parent could have an uphill fight.
For example, in one tweet, Deion even posted a photo of what appeared to be his children filing out police complaints.
Deion and Pilar were married in 1999. The couple filed for divorce in 2011, after which Pilar sued Deion for $200 million earlier this year. In her many lawsuits, she alleged assault and libel. Pilar filed one of the lawsuits against Deion and his aunt, Laura Jones. The suit alleges that Jones attacked Pilar in Texas while Deion watched.
She has also filed lawsuits against Deion and his daughter, Deiondra after the latter called Pilar a "the number one gold digger of the year" in Twitter posts. In connection with those statements, Pilar claimed that her husband endorsed his daughter's false statements.
Pilar Sanders was released on Tuesday and maintained her innocence. She is alleging unfair treatment as the result of her husband's celebrity, Yahoo! Sports reports.
Pilar and Deion Sanders have three children together. Sanders has two additional children from a different relationship. Their bitter divorce has been in the public eye from day one, with allegations flowing from both sides.
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- Deion Sanders Accuses Estranged Wife of Assault (Fox 8 Cleveland)
- Deion Sanders Divorce Now Featuring Tweeted Police Reports (The Atlanta Family News Blog)