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Deion Sanders Slapped With Misdemeanor Simple Assault Charge

April 25, 2012 08:21:29 GMT

The former Dallas Cowboys star gets the citation after police further investigated the altercation between him and his estranged wife, Pilar, that led to her Monday, April 23 arrest.


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Deion Sanders isn't exactly trouble free after his estranged wife, Pilar, got arrested for allegedly attacking him on Monday, April 23. According to police, the former NFL star has been charged with misdemeanor simple assault for his role in the altercation that took place at their mansion in suburban Dallas, Texas.

The Associated Press reported that Deion got the citation, which carries a fine of up to $500, following further investigation by the police. While refusing to offer details, Prosper police spokesman Celso Martinez explained that it "covers any act considered aggressive and could be as simple as touching or defensively jerking away from someone's grip."

Pilar was arrested on domestic violence charges for "assault family violence" offense. Her arrest came just hours after Deion tweeted, "Pray for me and my kids now! They just witnessed their mother and a friend jump me in my room. She's going to jail n I'm pressing charges!" He also tweeted a photo of him filing out the police report, which has since been removed.

After being held overnight in Collin County Jail, Pilar was released on Tuesday. Upon her release, she told reporters, "I am innocent. I understand that I have very little chance at beating a Hall of Fame, two-sport man that everyone seems to love and adore. I'm a full-time mom, 100% for my children, and I just haven't been given a fair shake since any of this began."

Also on Tuesday, an emergency protective order was issued against Pilar, who is in the midst of a bitter divorce with Deion. A magistrate judge ordered her to stay away from their Dallas home for 60 days. She was also told not to threaten or harass any member of the family.

© AceShowbiz.com




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