Former Cowboy sued over auto repair bill (thanks, Cameron!!)
You've heard of the "Good Driver" discount and the "Senior Citizen" discount, right? Well, say hello to the "Praise Jesus!" discount!
DALLAS -- A judge listened to testimony Monday and is expected to rule soon whether former Dallas Cowboy Deion Sanders owes money to a body shop for work done on his vintage 1961 Lincoln Continental convertible.
State District Judge Joe Cox took the case under advisement after the one-day trial, said court administrator Donna Bouthton.
The owner of the repair shop said Sanders wanted to pay only $1,500 of the $4,265.57 bill, saying that Jesus had informed him that was all he needed to pay.
"It's the 'Praise Jesus' discount,'' attorney Ed Edson told The Dallas Morning News in Monday's editions.
Edson said he has been trying to collect the bill from Sanders since 2001 on behalf of Phil Compton, the owner of the car repair business....
[W]hen the car was returned to the CBS sportscaster's home in Plano on Nov. 5, 2001, Compton said Pilar Sanders, the former Cowboy's wife, "answered the door, took the keys and invoices, started the car to make sure it was working and went back into the locked house, refusing to return the keys or invoices.''
Sanders' bodyguards and housekeepers then moved their cars in front of and behind the Lincoln so that it couldn't be towed back to the garage, the lawsuit stated.
When Sanders drove up, he refused to pay the invoice amount, handing Compton a $1,500 check and saying, "Praise Jesus ... I follow what in my heart I'm told to pay.''
Gee, Deion, what if your employers at CBS Sports operated on the same theory? How would you react the first time they paid you less than half your normal pay rate after one of their accountants "followed his heart"? No, this is just a case of another rich, spoiled ex-athlete thinking the world is at his beck and call.
Yes, Deion Sanders, you, because of your shallow insensitivity and almost total self-absorption, have truly demonstrated your worthiness as a DUMASS. Wear the crown with pride, moron....