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“At the time, it was not something we were looking to make an arrest for,” Golden testified.

Friedman said the former football star repeatedly called Prosper police until they arrested his wife. The attorney also said Deion Sanders violated a gag order in the case by doing TV interviews and posting updates on Twitter.

“It’s never about anybody but Deion Sanders,” Friedman said.

Rick Robertson, Deion Sanders‘ attorney, said Pilar Sanders has failed to take their children to school on time and has “been physically abusive” to them.

“His children are one of the main reasons he’s here,” Robertson said of his client. “His role of father exceeds the role of most fathers.”

Jeffery Shore, an attorney for the children, ages 12, 10 and 8, said they are struggling in school and need counseling.

“They live in a combat zone,” Shore said.

The hearing was expected to continue Friday and into next week.