Deion Sanders took some heat last week for making his personal drama with estranged wife Pilar Sanders public on Twitter. Last week, Deion tweeted about being physically attacked by Pilar and her friend in his Texas home. But Sanders defended his actions Wednesday on “Good Morning America,” saying that he went on Twitter to protect his public image.
“I can’t be alleged the guy that’s lost his mind,” Sanders told Robin Roberts. “That’s not who I am or what I am. I’m opening up schools. I’m doing many things for the community. I have endorsements.
“My son came and said, ‘Daddy, mommy’s called the ambulance, she’s getting to the ambulance, nothing is wrong with her.’ I said, ‘Oh my god, that’s the last thing that I want to see is the first thing the public hear is that I’ve abused my wife’
“So sporadically, and quickly, we said, you know, we got to really tell our side of the story first and get it out there and that’s where it came from.
“I’m not happy, I’m not going to say I’m proud, but that’s the truth. When you have an allegation that I’ve hit you, that I’ve touched you, that I’ve assaulted you? That’s straight-up ignorant.”
After last week’s incident, Pilar was arrested and charged with assault family violence, a misdemeanor. She and Deion have been involved in an increasingly nasty divorce. Again, we only have Deion’s side to the story right now, but if Pilar was trying to leave the scene in an ambulance in an attempt to drum up sympathy in her favor, Deion’s explanation for taking the situation to Twitter makes complete sense.
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