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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hall of Famer Warren Sapp Takes Plea Deal

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hall of Famer Warren Sapp Takes Plea Deal

BY Matthew Long

@mattlongsports

Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp ends up taking a plea deal in his domestic violence charges in Las Vegas stemming from the incident that occurred in June. The changes we issued for an altercation with an ex-girlfriend which involved Sapp pulling the victim around by her arm and purse poolside at the M Resort, and knocking her to the ground and stepping on her face some time later, at her condo complex.

Sapp, age 42, pleaded no contest in Las Vegas Justice Court to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, according to court officials. A ruled the the former Tampa Bay Buccaneer sand Oakland Raiders play will have to pay a fine of $345 to be accompanied payment of restitution of $2,555. Sapp was also ordered to complete 48 hours of community service, six months of counseling, and of course any mischief in the next six months.

Two of the three misdemeanor domestic violence charges were dismissed, however, Sapp will have to keep his distance form the victim, according to prosecutor Lisa Luzaich. If he fails to do so it will land him six months in jail for violating the terms of the plea deal.

This all comes on months after his February arrest in Phoenix, AZ for assault and solicitation of a prostitute during Super Bowl Weekend. He was fired from NFL Network shortly after the news of his arrest and booking. Sapp ended up pleading guilty to both charges, and after he completed a diversion program, the solicitation charge was dropped.

Warren had a productive twelve year career in the NFL that spanned from 1995 to 2007. In 2012 he filed for bankruptcy and seemed to be making positive strives forward; which included being hired by NFL Network as an on-air analyst and being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013.

 

[Photo: Kim Klement / USA TODAY Sports]

 

 

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hall of Famer Warren Sapp Takes Plea Deal
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hall of Famer Warren Sapp Takes Plea Deal

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