Former Dallas Cowboy great Deion Sanders says his bitter divorce with Pilar Sanders has cost him up to $750,000 in endorsement deals, RumorFix is reporting.
The former football and baseball player was testifying in court on Wednesday hoping to get custody of all three of his children and reduce his child support payments to his estranged wife.
Deion revealed private details about his finances in a Dallas courtroom. The star athlete said, “My income has gone down tremendously.” PrimeTime’s deal as a commentator with the NFL Network was cut from full-time to contract worker and his salary was cut by $800,000, he said.
Deion then told the court that his savings has been depleted to cover his current expenses, which includes his enormous legal fees in his divorce and child support. “I can’t afford this mess,” he testified.
He says that his estranged wife “tried to destroy my name and what I’m about,” and has dramatically affected his income.
The Super Bowl champ says he lost endorsements with GMC and Van Heusen and one pending with Footlocker because of Pilar’s “disparaging remarks” about alleged spousal abuse. He estimates that he lost anywhere between $500,000 and $750,000.
“It damages when someone’s lying, especially about spousal abuse,” Deion testified.