On the outside looking in, it seems that if Deion Sanders has been living a privileged life since making a name for himself in college and tearing it up by the time he got to the National Football League.
Looks can be quite deceiving.
The Pro Football Hall of Famer recently revealed everything from his engagement to Tracey Edmonds in addition to the suicide attempt he made when he hit rock bottom in an in-depth Paula Faris of ABC News on her podcast.
“Rock bottom for me was just being in the midst of a game when everybody’s screaming when they don’t know your middle name,” the NFL legend said on Paula Faris’ ‘Journeys of Faith’ podcast.
“Rock bottom for me was having hundreds of suits and not covering the pain. Rock bottom for me was having hundreds of pairs of shoes but couldn’t take a step in the right direction.”
“Rock bottom for me was having 10 cars and wasn’t going nowhere. Rock bottom for me was having a 14,000-square-foot house but never feeling at home.”
“Rock bottom for me was laying between two and three women at a time, but you get up unsatisfied. Rock bottom for me … yes, I was bleeding.”
“Laying right beside the person who said they love you, but she didn’t even know you was in pain. That was rock bottom for me.”
Sanders said he tried to talk to friends about his situation but no one understood.
“I was crying out to people. But, they couldn’t hear you because they saw Prime. They saw my character. The character I created, not the character of a man. They saw the character I created — that was Prime.”
Deion also revealed that he purposely drove his car off a 40-foot cliff, only to realize that he had survived his suicide attempt.
“I opened my eyes and I was still alive,” Sanders says.
That was the moment he stated he wanted to change his life for good and re devote his life to Jesus.
Deion now works as an NFL Network analyst and is one of the most loved people on television.