Deion Sanders' estranged wife denies attacking him

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by REBECCA LOPEZ

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Posted on April 24, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 24 at 6:13 PM

McKINNEY — Pilar Sanders stood before a magistrate judge in a prison jumpsuit on Tuesday. She was charged with assaulting her estranged husband, Dallas Cowboys legend Deion Sanders on Monday.

Her bond was $260. She spent the night in jail, then faced the media.

"I understand that I have very little chance at beating a Hall of Fame, two-sport man that everyone seems to love and adore," she said.

Pilar Sanders' attorney Peter Schulte said his client is innocent, and maintained that the wrong person was arrested.

"The only person that has injuries in this case is our client," Schulte said. "She's got a busted lip, a broken thumb."

But Prosper police offer a different scenario. They said Deion Sanders called them to the couple's multi-million dollar mansion on Monday afternoon. They didn't release details, but the former cornerback took to Twitter, saying his children "just witnessed their mother and a friend jump me in my room."

That friend — Dee Boswell — said that is not what happened.

"I just witnessed a horrifying portion of yesterday's events, and I will be eager to tell the truth in court," Boswell said.

The story actually began earlier on Monday in a confusing series of events.

It was Pilar Sanders who first called police to report her child was missing. Her attorney said she also tried to file a protective order.

"The impression that I got was Prosper police were trying to discourage her from doing so," Schulte said. "When she went home, this incident occurred."

But Prosper police deny Pilar Sanders tried to file a protective order. They also said the couple's child was never missing, adding to the confusion.

"I'm a full time mom; one-hundred percent for my children," Mrs. Sanders said. "And I just haven't been given a fair shake."

She has been told to stay away from the couples' home. A judge also said she can't threaten or harass her husband.

Prosper police said they've been called to the couple's home at least five times since Deion Sanders filed for divorce in December.

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