Living a life of glitz and glamour wasn’t enough to fulfill what Deion Sanders was missing.
That’s what the football icon admitted in an interview with Paula Faris on her “Journey of Faith” podcast. He spoke on “hitting rock bottom” regardless of all the success he reached throughout his career. Ample amounts of women, money, and fame just couldn’t cure the deep seeded feeling of alienation he dealt with for so many years.
“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,” he said. “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…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 explained he was “crying out” for help, but all people could see was the mega athlete “Prime Time” persona he was known for. His inability to make genuine connections pushed him as far as attempting to take his own life in 1997. It took driving off a cliff and surviving a 40-foot drop for Deion to rededicate his life to Christ.