02 28 2012 Divorce Attorneys News Blog Barry Sanders Divorce Barry Sanders Files for DivorceAfter 11 years of marriage, Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders has filed for divorce from his wife, Lauren.

According to the Detroit Free Press, the former Detroit Lions star filed the paperwork in Oakland Circuit County Court on Friday.

The newspaper stated that a “breakdown in martial relations” took place between the couple and is one of the reasons for the split.

Sanders is seeking joint custody of the couple’s three boys, ages 10, 8 and 4. Sanders has another son, Stanford running back recruit Barry Jr., from a previous relationship.

Sanders and his wife were married in November 2000 in a private ceremony, one year after his out of the blue retirement from the NFL. Lauren was a weekend news anchor at Detroit’s NBC affiliate as well as a former model.

Sanders played for the Detroit Lions for 10 years and finishing his career as the second all-time leading rusher in NFL history.

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