The wife of NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders said on Tuesday that she found out about her husband's decision to file for a divorce online. Pilar Biggers-Sanders' lawyer, Larry Friedman, spoke to TMZ and said that she was heartbroken and surprised when [she] read ... that Deion announced his decision, on his own, to end their marriage.
On Dec.17, Deion Sanders announced that he and his wife of 12 years were splitting, saying Pilar and I have decided to end our marriage and move on to the next phase of our individual lives with mutual respect. We are friends and our top priority has and will continue to be the well-being of our children.
Deion Sanders retired from the NFL in 2005, won two Super Bowls, in 1995 and 1996, and was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame earlier this year. He also played professional baseball, playing from 1989 to 1997, and then again in 2001. He led the National in triples with 14 in 1992. In 1989, he hit a home run and scored a touchdown in the same week - the only player to ever do so.
Pilar Biggers-Sander's told TMZ that she's not convinced that their marriage is over, saying that she's confident that he will come to his senses and return to his family as he has in the past.