Deion Sanders, one of the most talented football players in the history of the game, is going to pay big for his divorce from his wife. To put it mildly, he probably wishes that he lives in a small condo or apartment instead of a mansion. The reason for this is the fact that there is a provision in his prenuptial agreement with his wife that says the more he owns, the more he has to hand over to his wife, Pilar, in the divorce proceedings.
Deion and Pilar have been married for 12 years, and they are ending the marriage according to TMZ. According to TMZ, the divorce paperwork will be filed with the proper authorities soon.
Sources also claim that Deion agreed to purchase a house for Pilar as a gift when the two ended the marriage. There is one catch; the house Deion is going to purchase would be worth half of the house that they currently own. The couple lives in Prosper, Texas, in a home that totals 30,000 square feet. The home has 10 bedrooms, 9 full bathrooms, 4 half bathrooms and is listed at $21 million. So the house that Deion would buy Pilar when the divorce becomes final would be worth $10.5 million.
TMZ also reported that Pilar has been hunting for a new home since around Thanksgiving, looking for a home worth anywhere from $9 million to $12 million.
Sanders is 44 years old and played in the NFL from 1989 to 2005. He was a cornerback and kick returner. In his previous marriage, to Carolyn Chambers, he had two children (Deion Jr. and Deiondra). Deion has three children with Pilar, Shilo, Shedeur, and Shelomi. Deion won a Super Bowl with the San Francisco 49ers in 1994, his only season with the team, and finished his career with the Baltimore Ravens. Deion also won a Super Bowl with the Dallas Cowboys in 1996.
Sanders, whose nicknames include Neon Deion and Prime Time, began his NFL career with the Atlanta Falcons in 1989. Aside from the 49ers, Cowboys, and Ravens, Sanders has also played for the Washington Redskins for one season (2000). NFL.com rated Sanders as the #34 player all-time and was selected to the Pro Bowl eight times in his career. Sanders was named the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1994 and the NFC Defensive Player of the Year in 1993 and 1994. The highest football honor was bestowed on Sanders just this year, as he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Sanders recorded 53 interceptions in his career, scored 22 touchdowns, and recorded over 1,331 interception return yards. Aside from football, Sanders also had a brief Major League Baseball career, appearing in his first game for the New York Yankees in 1989 and appearing in his final game for the Cincinnati Reds in 2001.