Déjà vu, is it just me or does the following news article (see below in its entirety) sound awfully reminiscent of what soon to be ex-wife number 2 Pilar Sanders seems to be claiming?
As of todays date NFL's has-been Deion "Sideline" Sanders , is still tens of thousands short on paying the COURT ORDERED support.
According to the Dallas Morning News coverage of ex-wife number 1, "Deion Sanders, the former Dallas Cowboys cornerback and sports commentator, is being accused by his ex-wife of failure to pay child support and mismanaging their children's $2 million trust fund."
"Mr. Sanders lost a lawsuit alleging $4,420 in unpaid car bills this year but won a similar case last year. In both, he said the repairmen were trying to overcharge him because of his celebrity and wealth."
WOW! From the outside looking in it would appear this is how he handles his divorces...what will happen in divorce number 3?
Ex-Cowboy disputes claim, says he has copies of canceled checks
09:38 AM CDT on Wednesday, July 14, 2004
By GRETEL C. KOVACH and JEAN-JACQUES TAYLOR / The Dallas Morning News
Deion Sanders, the former Dallas Cowboys cornerback and sports commentator, is being accused by his ex-wife of failure to pay child support and mismanaging their children's $2 million trust fund.
Attorney Deborah Pritchett filed a petition of breach of trust and a motion for enforcement of a child support order July 8 in Collin County district court on behalf of Mr. Sanders' former wife, Carolyn Chambers Sanders of Flower Mound.
The first hearings are scheduled for Monday, but Ms. Pritchett said she has been unable to summon Mr. Sanders to court or determine which of his attorneys represents him in family matters.
Mr. Sanders disputed the claims.
"There is no truth to anything she's alleging," he said Tuesday night, saying that he has copies of canceled checks for his child support payments through June.
"I established the trust fund for my kids, and I'm the custodian of the trust fund. And I will protect my kids' money from their mother," he said.
Ms. Chambers Sanders says Mr. Sanders, who lives in Prosper, has not paid the court-ordered monthly payment of $1,500 for their two young children since February.
She also wants to withdraw her $1 million contribution to a trust fund for the children, which was established after the parents divorced in 1998, and dissolve the trust. Mr. Sanders is the fund's trustee but is not fulfilling his legal obligation to provide annual financial accounting to Ms. Chambers Sanders, Ms. Pritchett said.
"If Mr. Sanders has paid and he can legitimately show the canceled checks, then that would expedite this matter," she said. "She just wants to take care of her children. They need to be supported by their father, who was ordered by the court to do so."
Ms. Chambers Sanders also is seeking to have the court-ordered child support increased. Ms. Pritchett said they would discuss at the hearing Monday whether more is needed to support the children, ages 14 and 10.
Ms. Chambers Sanders works for a Dallas real estate company, Ms. Pritchett said.
Mr. Sanders has been the focus of several lawsuits.
Mr. Sanders lost a lawsuit alleging $4,420 in unpaid car bills this year but won a similar case last year. In both, he said the repairmen were trying to overcharge him because of his celebrity and wealth.