No ruling in Deion and Pilar Sanders divorce drama



Posted on April 27, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Updated Friday, Apr 27 at 4:59 PM

The newest chapter in the Deion and Pilar Sanders divorce drama played out in a Collin County Courtroom Friday.

Attorneys representing the two argued over Deion's request for a protective order from the judge against his estranged wife, Pilar.
The attorneys met with the judge behind closed doors for nearly an hour.

The judge finally decided not to rule on the protective order request, instead scheduling a hearing for 9 a.m. next Thursday to hear more about all that has happened with the estranged couple up until now.
Attorney Pete Schulte, who represents Pilar, said the judge will consider Deion's protective order and the one Pilar intends to file against Deion early next week.

He said the judge also wanted to hear more about the ongoing police investigation into the couple's fight at their Prosper home earlier this week that led to assault charges against Sanders and his estranged wife. Schulte said he believed it is a conflict of interest for Prosper police to be investigating given that the McKinney law firm that represents the city also represents Deion in his civil suit filed by his estranged wife.

News 8 asked Deion's lawyer from that McKinney law firm for his response. Larry Boyd said his firm is aware of the situation and is looking into the matter and should have some sort of response by next week.
Neither Deion nor Pilar were at the Collin County Courthouse for the proceedings.

However, as attorneys debated Deion's request for a protective order, he was busy tweeting. Deion wrote “Hanging with Eli this a.m." and posted a photo of the two of them appearing suspended in mid-air.
The couple is expected to appear for next Thursday's hearing at 9 a.m