Deion Sanders Announces Divorce

Dec 21, 2011 - LegalZoom News Source
Former NFL star Deion Sanders recently filed for divorce from his wife Pilar.

After months of rumors regarding a split between Deion Sanders and his wife, Pilar, the couple officially announced they are parting ways recently.

The couple was married in 1999, when Deion was a player for the Dallas Cowboys, but recently the two decided to end the marriage, stating it is in the best interest of them and their three children.

The 44-year-old Hall of Famer released a statement to fans to inform them about the divorce.

"Pilar and I have decided to end our marriage and move on to the next phase of our individual lives with mutual respect," he said. "We are friends and our top priority has and will continue to be the well-being of our children. We arrived at this decision prayerfully and carefully in order to be able to pursue what is in both of our best personal interests."

The former defensive back retired with 52 interceptions during his 14-year career in the NFL, which ended in 2005 with the Baltimore Ravens. He's now working as an NFL analyst and has endorsed many products, including DirectTV.

Rumors are circulating that the former NFL player didn't agree with his wife's decision to be a reality television star and pursue other entertainment ventures.