Former NFL star Deion Sanders claims certain priceless heirlooms and memorabilia have been severely damaged and/or gone missing and now he is suing the companies he claims are responsible.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Sanders filed a lawsuit against North Texas Movers, Officer Interiors Group and Bekins A-1 Movers.
Sanders says he hired Bekins A-1 Movers to move his valuable contents — including priceless heirlooms and collectible items of both “significant intrinsic, personal value to Mr. Sanders” worth in excess of $1 million — from his Texas mansion to storage.
Sanders says he paid them handsomely to keep his “irreplaceable pieces” safe.
He says in November 2018, he learned that the facility where his property was stored had been sold off to a third-party company, named Office Interiors Group. Sanders went the following month to get answers and claims he saw his stuff was being improperly stored and claimed that some items were broken and that some crates were missing.
Sanders claims that some of his stuff had been moved to another facility and when he looked into it, he got the run around by the owners. He attempted to make arrangements to move all his items from the facility but was told he could not access the items due to “paperwork.”
Deion Sanders eventually got access and noticed that items were broken, including his chandelier, and other stuff was missing, like his grand piano.
He claims the companies breached an agreement by seizing, selling, transferring and/or hiding his property. Sanders sued seeking a temporary restraining order prohibiting the company from moving his stuff and unspecified damages.
The judge granted the temporary restraining order until a hearing later this month.