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Deion Sanders Cited For Simple Assault As Divorce Circus Continues

There's absolutely nothing redeeming about Primetime's increasingly messy and unecessarily promoted divorce from wife Pilar, and now the embarassment of Sanders live-Tweeting his children filing charges against his ex-wife have been met with assault charges on Sanders himself, after police in Prosper, Texas, concluded an investigation that found both parties guilty:

The charge doesn't warrant arrest. Prosper police spokesman Celso Martinez wouldn't detail the allegations, but said the charge covers any act considered aggressive and could be as simple as touching or defensively jerking away from someone's grip. The charge carries a fine of up to $500.

After a showy and at times grating run in the spotlight as an active player, the retired Sanders has enjoyed a long period of respect from the Atlanta community, including fans of his former teams (the Falcons and Braves) as well as the NFL and Madison Avenue. In an offseason that's seen fellow NFL Network coworker Warren Sapp drained of his bank account and his credibility, it's highly advisable that Prime take this entire debacle out of the spotlight as quickly as possible.

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