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Deion Sanders’s estranged wife arrested as Sanders tweets domestic incident

Deion and Pilar Sanders in 2008 (Peter Kramer / AP)

“Pray for me and my kids now!”Sanders tweeted shortly after 6 p.m. “They just witnessed their mother and a friend jump me in my room. She's going to jail n I'm pressing charges!”

The Collin County (Texas) website showed that Pilar Sanders had been arrested and booked into jail on a family violence charge. Although the two are divorcing, the Dallas Morning News reports that they continue to share a Collin County mansion.

“I'm sad my boys witnessed this mess,” Sanders said in a tweet he later deleted, “but I warned the police department here that she was gone try n harm me and my boys. This is on my mama!”

Sanders tweeted a photo of himself and his sons (ages 10 and 12) filling out complaint paperwork.

“Thank God for this platform to issue the Truth,” he said in another tweet that has since been deleted.he tweeted.

Sanders filed for divorce in December and Pilar Sanders filed a $200 million lawsuit against Sanders and his daughter Deiondra in March, according to the Dallas Morning News.

There has been no comment yet from Pilar Sanders.

Follus us: @CindyBoren | @MattBrooksWP

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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