McKINNEY — Deion Sanders says he no longer has enough money to pay for all his expenses. Sanders testified in a Collin County courtroom for three hours Wednesday afternoon at a hearing related to divorce proceedings with his estranged wife, Pilar Sanders.
Sanders told the judge he has lost several endorsements worth between $500,000 and $750,000. Among them: General Motors, Van Heusen and Foot Locker. He blamed it on disparaging public comments from Pilar Sanders portraying him as a spousal abuser.
Sanders says he took an $800,000 pay cut when the NFL Network changed his status from "employee" to "contractor."
He asked the judge to reduce the amount of child support he pays, saying, "I can't afford this mess."
Pilar Sanders did not speak to reporters when she left the courtroom. But her attorney, Larry Friedman, said, "If Deion Sanders is out of money, the Dallas Cowboys are still in the playoffs."
The judge is expected to rule on the temporary custody of the couple's three children after interviewing them.
The Sanders divorce trial is scheduled to begin in March.