Wow in #deionsanders & #pilarsanders news: Last December Deion Sanders sued his ex-wife, Pilar Sanders, for defamation of character after she claimed the former #NFL pro had physically abused her. The fact that Deion was awarded primary custody of their three kids made that accusation a bit shaky, and now a judgement awarding the star athlete $2.2 million seems to add more credence to his claim that he never laid hands on the woman he was married to for 13 years.
As you’ll recall, things got very ugly once Deion served Pilar with divorce papers in the fall of 2011. From there, Pilar claimed Deion would only give her money to care for their children in exchange for sexual favors, and then came the accusation of physical abuse and infidelity. Through it all, Deion, who was reportedly only seeking less than $1 million in damages, rarely spoke about the very public divorce and it seems that silence has served him well, legally at least. According to TMZ, the defamation settlement Deion was just awarded will offset any money he would have paid Pilar in the divorce settlement. Pilar’s attorneys, of course, say they plan to appeal. Via @madamenoiredotcom