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Pilar Sanders Sentenced to Seven Days in Jail After Getting Weird in Court Tuesday

Two statements that are axiomatic are 1. Anyone representing themselves in court has a fool for a client, and 2. No good ever comes out of the O'Reilly Factor. For evidence, we offer you Deion Sanders' ex-wife Pilar, who was hauled into a Collin County Court by the former Cowboys star on charges that she defamed him on social media and the Fox News show.

Before being informed that she would spend seven days in jail as part of a suspended 30-day sentence for contempt, Pilar Sanders -- as reported by The Dallas Morning News -- went on a series of bizarre rants, questioning the court's authority over her, because she is "not a part of the United States corporation."

Deion Sanders' suit accuses her of accusing him of multiple crimes he did not commit -- including child abuse, spousal abuse and attempted murder -- on Twitter and and TV. When the court asked Pilar Sanders for her name, she said she did not have one.

"I am Pilar Sanders Love El Dey Allodial Moorish American," she said, according to The Dallas Morning News.

The contempt charge stems from her refusal to return her kids to Deion Sanders after her visitation, as ordered in the couples' divorce. District Judge Ray Wheless set a March 2 trial date for the defamation case and ordered that Pilar Sanders have no contact with her children until the court says she can.

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Stephen Young has written about Dallas news for the Observer since 2014. He's a Dallas native and a graduate of the University of North Texas.
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