Deion Sanders Divorce: Judge Orders Pilar Sanders to Stay Away from Dallas Home

Wes ODonnell@wesodonnellFeatured ColumnistMay 8, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 05:  Deion Sanders of the NFL Network watches warmups on the field before the New England Patriots take on the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders has been linked to an ugly divorce from estranged wife Pilar Sanders for some time now.

Stuck in the middle of the messy legal matter are the couples' three children, but things took a turn in Neon Deion's favor on Monday.

According to an AP report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sanders gained temporary custody of the children while Pilar was slapped with a 500-yard restraining order from their suburban Dallas home.

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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The report also stated that State District Judge Ray Wheless "ruled that the injuries to Pilar Sanders, which she alleged her husband inflicted during an April 23 scuffle at their $5.7 million home in Prospect, were a result of Deion Sanders defending himself from her assault."

Deion definitely came up on top in this proceeding, but the saga isn't over just yet. There will still be a full custody hearing for the children as the divorce case continues.

Prime Time took to Twitter to express his excitement:

GOD IS SO GOOD! DON'T EVER DOUBT HIM NO MATTER HOW YOUR SITUATION LOOKS. TRUST HIM PLEASE. HE IS SO FAITHFUL.

— DeionSanders (@DeionSanders) May 8, 2012

Sanders currently works as an on-air analyst for NFL Network.