Deion Sanders: Hall of Famer Must Stay out of News in Divorce Proceedings

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistApril 25, 2012

NEW YORK - MAY 12:  Former football player Deion Sanders and his wife Pilar arrive for the NBC Universal Experience at Rockefeller Center as part of upfront week on May 12, 2008 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
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No more tweeting about family affairs. No more crazy incidents that end up with Pilar Sanders getting arrested. No more drama.

The best thing Deion Sanders can do for his family at this point is to stay out of the news for anything negative and divorce-related.

Literally, it's what he should be doing, seeing as a judge put both he and Pilar under a gag order related to the divorce.

But after Pilar and a friend allegedly attacked Deion, leading to Pilar's arrest, imprisonment over night and charge of misdemeanor assault, a bit of quiet on the home front is in order.

For what it's worth, Deion was charged with misdemeanor simple assault, which required no request. From the Associated Press:

Police said late Tuesday that the former Dallas Cowboys star was cited for misdemeanor simple assault in the wake of an altercation with his estranged wife, Pilar, that got her arrested Monday at their mansion in the Dallas suburb of Prosper.

The Hall of Famer had tweeted Monday that she attacked him, and he even posted a photo of his children filling out police reports. He later removed the photo and posted a new message about joy.

Police said further investigation led to a charge also being filed against the football star, though it didn't warrant his arrest. Prosper police spokesman Celso Martinez wouldn't detail the allegations, but said the charge covers any act considered aggressive and could be as simple as touching or defensively jerking away from someone's grip. It carries a fine of up to $500.

At this point, the best thing Deion could do for his children would be to simply lay low when he wasn't fulfilling his job requirements for the NFL Network. No more passive-aggressive tweets about his wife or anything related to any incidents are needed; his business should remain that way, and he has the power to keep it that way.

Frankly, the rest of us are just embarrassed for he and Pilar. And truly, truly sorry his children have to watch this happen publicly.

So enough is enough, Deion. Keep your issues in-house.

That's where they belong.


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