A week ago, the Twitterverse got better acquainted with the marital troubles of Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders, thanks to the fact that he decided to tweet about it.
Since then, his estranged wife, Pilar, has been arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault. Deion has been cited, but not arrested, for assault.
Over the weekend, a piano teacher who witnessed part of the interaction told WFAA-TV that Deion, not Pilar, seemed to be the aggressor.
“I heard glass breaking, and Deion was shouting at the top of his lungs, over and over again, ‘Get out of my house, get out of my house!’” Lisa Thomas told WFAA (via Robert Littal of BlackSportsOnline.com).
Thomas, who was there to give a piano lesson to one of Deion’s children, left as the police arrived. She believed that the police were aggressive with Pilar.
“That’s what I found strange,” Thomas said. “They hadn’t even interviewed them, and they were pushing her out like she was some criminal, and they said, ‘You stay outside,’ and just said, ‘Do not come back in this house.’”
Thomas was surprised to learn that Pilar, not Deion, was arrested. “I was flabbergasted,” Thomas said. “This can not be right. It’s not right. It’s so wrong. Now way she deserved to go to jail.”
The authorities did not take a statement from Thomas, and the Prosper, Texas police department did not respond to a request from WFAA for an explanation.