Deion Sanders cited for fight with estranged wife

Associated Press
In a May 12, 2008  photo Deion Sanders and Pilar Sanders attend the NBC Universal Experience at Rockefeller Center in New York. An inmate listing on Collin County, Texas,  website early Tuesday April 24, 2012, shows that Pilar Sanders was arrested Monday and booked into the county jail on the family violence charge.   (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

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PROSPER, Texas (AP) — Former Dallas Cowboys star Deion Sanders has been charged with misdemeanor simple assault in the wake of an altercation with his estranged wife that got her arrested at their mansion in suburban Dallas.

Police said late Tuesday that further investigation led to citations against both Deion and Pilar Sanders, who still live together in Prosper.

Police say the charge doesn't warrant arrest. A police spokesman wouldn't detail the allegations, but says simple assault could be as simple as touching or jerking from a grip.

A message left with Sanders' attorney wasn't immediately returned.

The Hall of Famer tweeted Monday that Pilar had attacked him, and he posted a photo of his children filling out police reports. He later removed the post.

Pilar Sanders was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge. She was released Tuesday, maintaining her innocence.

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