The way things look it’s a temporary peace, but at least for now it’s better than nothing.
That’s because on Monday, a Texas judge ordered Pilar Sanders, the estranged wife of Deion Sanders, to stay at least 500 yards away from the former NFL star’s suburban Dallas home in a ruling stemming from a scuffle between the pair last month.
On top of that, Judge Ray Wheless also gave the former NFL defensive back temporary custody of the ex-couple’s children pending a full custody hearing, and ordered that the children undergo psychological counseling.
As far as the injuries to Pilar, which she alleged her Deion inflicted during an April 23 scuffle at their $5.7 million home in Prospect, the judge has ruled they were a result of Deion Sanders defending himself from her assault. Wheless said that since Deion Sanders experienced no pain, it was only simple assault, which is punishable by a fine.
The ruling came at the end of three days of hearings in the Sanders’ divorce case. Messages left for attorneys for both Deion and Pilar Sanders, by the AP, were not returned Monday night.
However, Deion Sanders tweeted this message late Monday read: “GOD IS SO GOOD! DON’T EVER DOUBT HIM NO MATTER HOW YOUR SITUATION LOOKS. TRUST HIM PLEASE. HE IS SO FAITHFUL.”
Deion Sanders filed for divorce in December, but the pair still shared the home until Pilar Sanders’ arrest after the scuffle.
Both were charged with misdemeanor simple assault after the spat, and both were seeking protective orders against each other. Only Deion Sanders received the court protection.
Police Officer John Gardner, who responded to the disturbance call at the Sanders home with another officer, testified last week that Deion Sanders said he was in a kitchen area attached to his bedroom in his end of the house when Pilar Sanders began kicking the kitchen door. He told the officer that his wife began slapping him, so he grabbed her by the waist and carried her from the bedroom.
He reported that when he got outside the bedroom, his wife and her friend began to hit him.
Asked how Pilar Sanders may have injured her lip, as it appeared in her mug shot, Gardner said her injury looked like she might have bitten it. Gardner and the other police officer who responded both said they didn’t see any signs of an attack on Pilar Sanders, who told police she entered her husband’s bedroom because she hadn’t seen one of their sons for three days.