Deion Sanders: Pilar Sanders Makes Divorce Saga Pathetic with Alleged Attack

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistApril 24, 2012

LAS VEGAS - FEBRUARY 18:  Deion Sanders (R) and his wife Pilar arrive at the 2007 NBA All-Star Game at the Thomas & Mack Center on February 18, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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The odd and very public divorce sage between Deion and Pilar Sanders took an ugly turn on Monday evening, when Pilar was arrested on a misdemeanor family violence charge after she and a female friend allegedly attacked Deion.

At this point, I just feel really bad for their children, who have to watch this madness play out publicly.

Here are the details, from Joel Provano of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

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."

Sanders took to Twitter as well, asking for prayers for his children:

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!

— DeionSanders (@DeionSanders) April 23, 2012

Honestly, if Deion was really concerned with his children, maybe he wouldn't post his private business on Twitter. C'mon Deion, posting something like that on Twitter isn't helping anything.

Sure, the news would have hit the Internet anyway, but Deion's tweets didn't seem like a genuine request for prayer for his children; it seemed like another opportunity for Deion to make Pilar look bad in a public forum.

If Pilar and a female friend attacked Deion as he claimed, her despicable actions speak for themselves. This is the last straw in a saga that the public shouldn't be privy to in the first place. Adding violence to the argument is just sad.

But so is tweeting about the incident or going on television to talk about private matters. Keep your business private, Deion.

For the sake of your kids.

Hit me up on Twitter—my tweets always hit the spot, like Philip Humber.

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