Deion Sanders Files For Divorce, Blames Pilar’s Acting Career

I have to say I wasn’t shocked to find out that Deion Sanders and his wife Pilar are divorcing after 11 years of marriage. Most athlete marriages end in divorce and while the union appeared to be solid that’s not surprising. What was shocking, the fact that it’s Deion who filed for divorce.

A few weeks ago, rumors surfaced that Deion was cheating on Pilar with a 19-year old woman he met via Twitter. NFL player Adam “Pacman” Jones was his wing man.

Deion’s alleged reason for filing divorce:

“Enough is enough. I never signed up for all this. Enough is enough. If I wanted a model or a television star I would have married one a long time ago. All I wanted was a housewife.”

The confusing thing about that statement, Pilar IS an ex model/video vixen. Maybe he forgot

 

Then there’s the equally confusing fact that he and Pilar had a reality show, Prime Time Love

I guess he’s ignoring his contribution. This was Deion’s second marriage. The couple have three children together. Pilar released a statement to Hello Beautiful:

It’s unfortunate that my husband decided to take this course of action…I’m surprised and hurt… As I said to my children, we must take a minute breath and Trust God.”

I guess we’re going to see single, retired Deion in action.

Curtsy to Black Sports Online

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  • Stephen

    Dione supposedly accepted the Lord several years ago. He claims that he believes the Bible is the inspired word of God. So, in spite of this he decides to divorce his wife. I would say that he apparently picks and chooses which scriptures he accepts and lives his life by. I makes me question if he was really saved after all.

  • Thinkingman

    What do you mean you “didn’t sign up for this”? What do marriage vows mean, Mr Sanders, if they don’t mean you “sign up” for better or worse? Oh, maybe you thought those words were a mere formality.

  • ragg

    Don’t you realize that Deion heard that Pat Robertson said it’s OK to divorce your spouse, so he took Pat on his offer.

  • Lorenzo

    For those who criticize Deion, my question to all of you is Do you Like that Bible? Well according to God’s word All have sinned and fall short of the Glory of the Lord and yes he is saved, but remember Deion is still human, and on his best day according to God’s word he his still worth an old dirty rag. That’s why we as Christians ask God for forgiveness daily. Or does the Catholic church teach about forgiveness of sins(You to God yourself for that not your priest or Mary). I know the Apostolic/Pentecostal church does.

  • Trey F.

    He’s just looking to re-negotiate his contract! He wants more kitchen time out of her.
    verdict: Not likely.

  • http://msn hugeenergy

    fortunately and unfortunately WHAT ELSE could and/or would you ask for a BEAUTIFUL wife, and family, a stunning career, a great life with all the richs and a career after sports with a reality tv show. And you have a problem with your wife having a little independence(BUT LOYAL TO YOU CLEARLY SEEN, and creating some of her own success.
    It sounds like one of a few things, since he was caught he is beating her to the punch on the divorce, or either hes afraid she is going to be extremely successful(which i doubt its this one), or either he has a little insecurities floating around. damn shame!

    hugeenergy

  • http://sports-glory.com Sports

    He is ready for a new wife!

  • Lovely39

    Pilar was a nobody until she met Deion. He made her without him she was a nobody. How many of you heard of her or seen before she got to Mrs. Sanders? My point exactly NOBODY!!! If you observe her everything she has tried to accomplish never goes anywhere. Looks don’t last forever. When I watched their reality show I didn’t see where she was a good wife because it looks like their maids did everything such as cooked, clean, got their kids ready for school and did the laundry so, for those of you that thinks that’s a good wife something is truly wrong with you. Deion seems to be a good husband to me and any woman would want a man hard working man. I think we all should leave it in Gods hand because every marriage and relationship has problems. If the world was perfect we wouldn’t need GOD!!

  • Jill

    wow, you believe all of that? Interesting.

  • PatrickLA

    Deion was a player on the field and he’s been a player off the field. Who really cares?

  • PatrickLA

    Lovely39..did you even go to school? Wow! Your writing is embarrassing to your race!!!! Or, maybe it’s not…

  • roderick

    God knows the real reason why Dion did this, and he will surely take this matter in hand.When God said you will ” Reap what you Sow “,It just wasn’t a statement it was a promise.I have a range of Decernnment gift from God and Dion has just started ih DESTRUCTION!

  • Decernment

    Dion remember ” YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW “

  • Snow Dog

    She DID do her job, in this case that was to be an attractive woman for Deion to present to the world as his wife. These two weren’t clear in their understanding of that? No, SHE wasn’t clear, so now Deion is clearing the air about things. She is a good catch for plenty of eligible bachelors and will land on her feet. What about Deion? It’s play time!

  • inheritance

    @ Jill…lmbo..so true!!! @ Lovely39…are you the one he’s cheating with…ijs!!!! As much as he had going on, the maids and nannys were necessary but everything that his wife does behind the scene helps keep her family together as well. As a wife of a busy husband and a busy 21 month old…the outside doesn’t always see what we have to go through to be a good wife. And to help you to understand, being a good wife goes behind cooking, cleaning and raising children… When you get married you will understand it better by and by. @ Lorenzo, God doesn’t like divorce but yes He does forgive us. But the Bible also says that (paraphrasing) if a man/wife cheats to let them go. So he is letting her go after she stood by him through his many road trips, his many women, and his many mental breakdowns… So why is he divorcing her…oh yea, because he didn’t sign up for that…neither did she…but she was willing to sacrifice… Be blessed all….

  • Jill

    I think you summed that up rather nicely!

  • http://msn bobsterforsure

    I have always thought deion was a jerk, and know he has given the proof he is a jerk. If the women stayed at home and took care of his kids while he was out playing ball year around, the after he moved to the NFL sunday’s, now that is is retire why can’t she have a career. Sounds like deion what that slavery is outlawed

  • http://www.conventionalculture.com/ ConventionalDee

    Pilar is a bad chick, but I’m not surprised Deion is doing this. He just strikes me as the type to trade in for a younger gal. But 19? SMH!!!

  • DC

    @Trey F. Outstanding assessment brother…apparently she couldn’t bring him the tens of millions he’s accustomed to.

    @Lovely39 Where did you learn to read, write, and speak the English language. I am not an English professor, and do not claim to be, but girl you are frustrated. Sadly, I do not think Deion will come knocking on your door anytime soon.

    As for leaving it in God’s hands, I am curious why all who say they believe in the Lord lash out at others, only to claim they are “saved”?

    Is that hypocritical or what? All I know is when the Man upstairs calls my number, it’s time to check out. If He’s willing to give me the time to ask questions, then He will be so inclined. If He doesn’t then I guess I am out of luck.

  • Broman

    @Jill — Interesting? Yes. True? Yes also. Jill, you had nothing valid to say. So you tried to down Lovely39 with a sarcastic little comment. If you have something to say, say it, and enlighten us. I think Lovely39 had some good insight. You, on the other hand, had nothing to offer us.

  • CowboyLuva

    I guess he couldn’t tackle marriage either.

  • Jill

    Did you read what you’re commenting on. Clearly My position is IN the actual content but for you, he he knew that she was a model when he married her. He didn’t mind showcasing her for a reality show about their relationship. What, if I’m not hurling insults or being negative it doesn’t count? I disagree with her view point I think the fact that I pointed out the irony in his statement was enough. But there’ your further commentary. :)

  • ozzie

    Deion, count your blessings and cut your losses and stop tripin old man

  • kegemmi

    You all are pathetic. Who cares about this at all. Absolutely no one!!

  • Stacy

    BOTTOM LINE IS NOTHING IS SACRED ANYMORE. MARRIAGE IS SUPPOSE TO BE SACRED. YOU SHOULD NOT BE ON A REALITY SHOW TELLING ALL YOUR BEDROOM SECRETS AND PUTTING YOUR FAMILY OUT THERE LIKE THAT! ESPECIALLY WITH KIDS! NOT FOR ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY! THEY OPENED UP A WHOLE NEW CAN OF WORMS WITH THE REALITY SHOW. PILAR STOPPED BEING IN THE BACKGROUND AND BEING THE ATTENTION WHORE DION IS, THAT WAS NOT A GOOD LOOK FOR HIM. ALL OF A SUDDEN PILAR STARTED TAKING SEXY NEW PHOTOS, SHE STARTED GETTING PARTS ON TV AND MEDIA STARTED FOLLOWING HER. I AGREE WITH DION, SIT YOUR BUTT DOWN SOMEWHERE AND CONCENTRATE ON THE KIDS. YOU CAN HAVE A CAREER, BUT IT DOESNT NEED TO BE ONE THAT INVOLVED YOU IN SEXY PHOTOSHOOTS AND SUCH. THE MEDIA IS LIKE CRACK, THE FIRST FEW HITS ARE WONDERFUL (SO I HEA,R LOL) THEN YOU CHASE THAT HIGH FOREVER AT ANY COSTS! THIS COSTS WAS THEIR MARRIAGE.

    P.S. I’M SAYING WHAT I SEE. DION WAS PROB A MAN WHORE LIKE MOST PROF ATHLETES AND MAYBE PILAR DECIDED TO DO WHAT THE F*** SHE WANTED BECAUSE SHE WAS TIREC OF HIS BS. (MAYBE)

    P.S. LALA AND CARMELO SHOULD BE NEXT ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK!!!!

  • Jill

    hmmm so you clicked a link, read the information AND left a comment to say no one cares. Rock on…

  • Bill

    Deion is a total fraud with all his religous stuff. He is a total duesch bag.

  • KenleyMarie

    Don’t shoot the messenger! lol…But I am actually surprised that they are getting a divorce. All the glits and glamour seemed to work for them. Also, they genuinely seemed to like each other, lol which may seem like a silly thing to say but it’s missing in alot of relationships. And I love hte Lord and believe heavily in the Bible, but I am not against divorce! And who knows, they may not go through with it.

  • KenleyMarie

    @Stacey…Girl I feel you on a marriage being sacred! But everyone is not the same. And that p.s. comment about LaLa and Melo was kind of wierd, bc if you follow them or even watched one episode of her show you would see that they actually do it the right way!! They don’t go too deep into their relationship on the show and they respect each other!

  • Yo mama

    Deion is getting a divorce because he turned into a fairy

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  • JI

    Deion is a loser and she will do great without him. Just another typical black man that’s not committed to his family. Just that easy to walk away. I hope she rip a hole in the pocket and that ass!!!! We are always sticking behind our men, for what???? when they get tired and want someone else it’s just that easy to walk. The Vows are for better and for worst. NOT UNTIL YOU GET TIRED FOOL!!!!

  • Deborah

    I am an family law attorney in Dallas, Texas. If this was true, it would be new worthy information blasted over the television stations and radio stations. I have not seen any headlines except for this. When you are in spot light as he and his wife, you will heard about conflict…I will be willing to bet there is none and this is a rumor.

  • Jill

    Well, she made a statement about it so take that for what it’s worth. Not really sure what your career as a family law attorney has to do with the validity of the story but, ok

  • JMarie

    I get so sick of men feeling like that can do what ever when ever!.. After 11 years this is what you feel is worth throwing your life, family away for!.. This is a problem that is fixable!… and then to surprise her with this, unbelieveable. Pilar please lift this fool in prayer

  • http://yahoo jprovi218

    Never liked Dion from the time he quit the Falcon’s to “seek a sure thing super bowl team” He showboats too much and by watching his cheesy fairy commercials of late …just confirms that he is a sell out. Anything for a buck and some “prime time” exposure. He sucks as a commentator on the NFL network and is borderline racist because he rarely gives accoulades to any non-black players. granted…he had a good career when he was running the ball…but refused to tackle or risk getting hurt by hitting defenders….and always ran out of bounds too quick…even if the game was on the line…

    Did I mention that he overdresses for the tv shows just to give the impression that he outclasses the rest of the commentators….he wears $4,000 suits but looks like a huckster preacher…now the NFL channel has hired a drug taking pediofile Micheal Irvin who also uses elaborate dress codes from another planet to distract you from his illiterate ramblings….

    Like I said before…I was living in Atlanta and was floored that in an after game (loss) locker room interview…Dion stated that he will ask for a trade so he could go to a real team that had a chance to actually win a super bowl….If Jerry Glandville was armed …I think he would have shot him on live TV….

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  • Tired of Dumb A** Men

    Dion is a no class act anyhow what do u expect…I actually liked him until I saw his reality show and that “Fine A** Wife” of his had to clean that “big A** house” by herself then when she hired some help to make him realize how hard she worked, He actually got upset…..She’s your “wife”…”Dumb A**” Not your “Slave”..He had one of the most beautiful women on the Planet, I guess what it is really all about is that Viagra did not work worth a Damn, so now the brother is worrying about someone else getting into to his cookie jar…..I guess those roomers he is dating a 19 year old little girl could be his daughter show really how stupid some men can be……Damn Dion do you have to make us all look so BAD!!!!!!!!

  • Tired of Dumb A** Men

    I don’t see my Dion posting Why do u have this sight at all???