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McKINNEY, Texas -

The final day of testimony in the Deion Sanders divorce drama included bombshells and surprises. But it has all come to an end… for now.

Deion left the Collin County Courthouse Monday night with the protective order he had been hoping for.

Judge Jay Wheless gave the Hall of Famer exclusive use of the family's sprawling Prosper estate. He also must continue to support his three kids, who are ordered to receive counseling, and neither parent can leave with the children for longer than two weeks.

Deion made his exit with the large African art statue he brought as evidence for the day. Pilar and her friend Dianna Boswell had testified he hit her with it on April 23 when she went to his room looking for her youngest son, who she hadn't seen in four days.

Boswell said she "heard Pilar screaming. It was a gut-wrenching scream." Then she said she ran down the hall and "I saw him standing over her with a statue in his hand and Pilar with her hands over her head. I saw him hit her with a statue."

Late in the afternoon Pilar took the stand and testified Deion was swinging at her and hitting her, saying "he was enraged. He grabs my throat, picks me up off the ground and shoves me into the glass doors behind me."

"You can scream all you want. Nobody can hear you back here," Pilar said Deion told her.

Deion denied it all, saying he simply pinned her arms to her side and carried her out of his bedroom.

The court heard a secret audio recording Pilar made of the entire incident.

After Deion told her to leave, Pilar said, "Shut up, b***h."

There was screaming, yelling and a loud crash.

"Get out of my room! Get out of my room!" Deion said.

Pilar continued cursing and called Deion a punk and a little girl.

"That's what your daddy is," Pilar told her son.

Throughout the recording the children could be heard crying and pleading with their mother to stop.

"I think the court heard the testimony from the audio and will make whatever appropriate decisions it thinks it needs to make," Deion's attorney Jody Johnson had said before the ruling.

In the end the judge found no evidence of family violence, only injury that resulted in an accident when Deion defended himself from Pilar's confrontation.

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