The Oakland Press' Ann Zaniewski reports former Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders is seeking a divorce from his wife Lauren Campbell-Sanders.
Sanders filed with the Oakland County Circuit Court and cited a breakdown in the marital relationship. The report states that there are no reasonable measures that could reconcile the relationship.
Lauren Sanders is a TV anchor for Detroit's weekend morning show on Local 4 News. The couple were married in 2000 and have three children together.
Not much can be gleaned from the report on exactly what caused the sudden breakdown in Sanders' marriage. This is largely due to Sanders being renowned for the privacy he likes to maintain in his life.
All you have to know is that Sanders refused to allow his attorneys to release a statement, something other high-profile personalities would have done with the flippancy of instinct.
Instead, Sanders has merely requested join custody of his children and that Lauren maintains the medical coverage for the children.
Privacy is something that most of us take for granted, but it's a luxury that Sanders would very much like maintained through what I imagine to be a trying and emotional time for his family.
Sanders is without a doubt one of the best running back to ever play the game and a player that will forever have a special place in the heart of every Lions fan.
He rushed for 15,269 yards over 10 NFL seasons with the Lions. Despite having more in the tank, Sanders retired in 1999 and entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004.