Attorney: Wife's arrest in Sanders case a 'setup'

By NOMAAN MERCHANT - Associated Press
    2012-05-03 12:50

McKINNEY, Texas (AP) - A divorce attorney for the estranged wife of Deion Sanders has called her recent arrest following accusations that she attacked the Hall of Fame cornerback ``a complete setup.''

Pilar (PEA'-lar) Sanders was arrested April 23 at the couple's home in Prosper, north of Dallas. Deion Sanders filed for divorce in December, but the pair still shared the home until the woman's arrest.

The former NFL star and Pilar Sanders were in a Collin County court Thursday for a hearing in the divorce case. Both want custody of their three children.

Larry Friedman, an attorney for Pilar Sanders, accused her husband of repeatedly calling Prosper police until they arrested her.

Rick Robertson, Deion Sanders' attorney, said Pilar Sanders wasn't fit to have custody of the children.