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Warren Sapp

Arrested for

Domestic Battery

2/6/2010 8:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0206_warren_sapp_mugFormer NFL star Warren Sapp was arrested by Miami Beach police this afternoon and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery stemming from an allegedly violent confrontation with his girlfriend.

According to the Miami Beach Police Department, Sapp is accused of attacking his girlfriend of two years at around 5:00 AM Saturday at the Shore Club Hotel.

According to the arrest report, the alleged victim had "a swollen right knee and bruises on the back of her neck."

She claims Sapp allowed her to sleep in his hotel room -- then came into the room early in the morning and pulled her out of bed. The alleged victim says they began arguing about guys she was hanging out with earlier Friday night.

Sapp's girlfriend told cops that during the argument Sapp "grabbed her and began to choke her." He eventually threw her out of the room, she claims.

When cops spoke to Sapp, he told them he had allowed the woman to stay in his room -- but later on decided he wanted her to leave because "he was expecting company." He told police he was trying to help her and she fell.

Sapp is in Miami for the Super Bowl and serves as an analyst for the NFL Network and on Showtime's "Inside the NFL."

The NFL Network released a statement saying they were aware of the incident and that Sapp will not appear on the NFL Network until they review the matter.

Sapp is scheduled to co-host an event at BED Miami tonight. They tell us they haven't heard about the incident and, as of now, everything is still a go. For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!

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stupid bowl + alcohol = trouble

1666 days ago


Why is this story being reported several hours old already? Where are you at TMZ???

1666 days ago

Dave Evans    

the answer to most every problem in the world? Bitches.

1666 days ago

Sup it up    


1666 days ago


Im sure she deserved it. You cant be a slut and think the guy that pays all your bills is going to be happy.

1666 days ago

Black Guys Beat Women    

Ok...EVERYBODY, let's review. Black guys beat women. O.J., Stephen Jackson, Warren Sapp etc. The list is endless. We get it.

Girls...you all hope for a big pipe and a payday...which you might get...it's a crapshoot, But you WILL definitely get your ass kicked at some point.

They're such classy guys...

1666 days ago


I won't believe it until he's convicted in a court of law. But if he IS convicted, there'll be a long line of people waiting to kick him into next week.

1666 days ago


just doing what comes natural -- beating up white girls

1666 days ago

Dirt Burger    

Another Black athlete who beats a woman, gee is anyone surprised anymore?

1666 days ago

Dirt Burger    

I think the NFL NETWORK needs to take a long hard look at Mr. Sapp and see if they want someone like that representing their network? Hitting a girl is very serious and could cause people to have a negative view of them.

1666 days ago


Ok...EVERYBODY, let's review.White guys that could kill a woman!!Phil spector, Robert blake, charlie sheen, tommy lee and could possibly eat YOu..good ole Jeffery..etc, etc. the list is endless we get it. the media will do anything to cover up their crimes(esp. if they are celebrities)..we get it..the media just prefer to talk about black men--we get it..so that the racist can get more excited--we see it..lol

Girls...you all hope for a big pipe and a payday...which you might get...it's a crapshoot, But you WILL definitely get your ass kicked at some point.

They're such classy guys..

1666 days ago


what is with these men that think they can hit women? isn't that the first lesson a boy learns, 'don't hit girls.'?
lets hope miami treats this as seriously as colorado did with charlie sheen, and holds sapp's feet to the fire!!!

1666 days ago

Dirt Burger    

The black athlete seems to enjoy hurting woman. How many of them have been arrested for this over the years? Many of them need help to control their violent tempers.

1666 days ago


come on WS, with all the $$$ you have you could have walked away and found another girl.....

1666 days ago


We all forget that one single incident a moment in time can change your entire life whether good or bad...gotta get a hold of your emotions dont let them get the better of you is all I can say

1666 days ago
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