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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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31.

oh yaaaaaaaaaaa    

Hit Back, I dunno why, but ur name made me laugh! btw..2 wrongs don't make a right, just sayin

1683 days ago
32.

Dirt Burger    

I agree Jr, two wrongs don't make a right. Sapp has gotten away with his thugish behavior his whole career, because he was a good player, his behavior was overlooked. But this time he has gone too far, it's time to Hit Back!

1683 days ago
33.

roonie    

White men just love to kill their wives. How many of them have been arrested for this over the years? Many of them need help to control their violent tempers.

1683 days ago
34.

tinks    

Did anyone notice that my dude Sapp's facial line-up is hella off. This is major...I can't believe he let someone line him up like this. Holla at ur girl Tinka and I'll hook you up fo sho...

1683 days ago
35.

femonanon    

..what is SO SURPRISING???

This is the categoring of men (much like military guys) that truly believe they are superior (or more than likely were taught that) to women...oh, and course homos (but, obviously, can't handle the truth that they aren't---except physically) and have to BEAT DOWN their "enemy". So sad. The worst part is, they will continue on this path, quite often, until the damage is fatal.

1683 days ago
36.

roonie    

BTW, to all the racist that wants to turn this into some kind of race issue--For the whites-You forgot to mention chris brown and that little guy from the different strokes and for the blacks- i'll throw in the hurricane (assault on a female) and charles manson..lol--personally i think charles would take on all comers..lol

You see how mental illness works---TO me, these are all people with bad characters but because of Your mental illness(the cause of your racism) , you are somehow able seperate them..and pretend the other side does not exist..

i know it takes time--but the medical world will eventually come out with a medication for this serious mental illness..

1683 days ago
37.

Dirt Burger    

I would like the NFL to release the statistics on how many of their players have been arrested for domestic violence? I bet the numbers are staggering! The league is about 75% black, I guess that is the reason so many black players get arrested for this crime, it's sad.

1683 days ago
38.

chedberg    

Proving once again that you cannot go home again.

1683 days ago
39.

iwanttoholdyourbigtits    

Man, thats just the pre-game warm up...........wait till Sunday, a whole hella-lotta-biotches will be gettin smacked up cause the hubby lost the football pool.....and the rent money.

1683 days ago
40.

eric    

yet ANOTHER impulsive and violent brotha

1683 days ago
41.

roonie    

Let me tell you what happened real quick---it's super bowl weekend,plenty of good looking girls and the GF decided to act up!!well, rather than have a miserable weekend--why not select one of these fine ass women--okay==GF--it's time to hit the road with your constantly running of the mouth--i would rather sleep with one of these chicks

bitch--Get out of my room--ooohh---oohh--HELLLL NAAHH--says the GF-(so you could spend the night with one of these skanks)

--i will throw you out bitch--get out--you put a finger on me and i'll ruin your reputation--and the madness begins--yadi yadi yada--cops are there, always too happy to arrest a black guy, regardless---now , he's in a MUGSHOT...


there...

1683 days ago
42.

John    

As Lisa Lampanelli would say, "A black man in trouble with the law? Shocker!"

1683 days ago
43.

lovetMZ    

It's about time the NFL and NBA print warnings on their steroid packages.

*Caution, steroids cause dumb behavior such as waving guns and beating women. Use with caution*. But then they would have to be able to read - oh well.

1683 days ago
44.

lanah43    

According to Wikipedia:
On November 24, 2002, at Raymond James Stadium, Sapp drew criticism for blocking the Green Bay Packers' Chad Clifton during an interception return by the Buccaneers. Clifton was jogging down field, away from the main action, and was blindsided by Sapp.[6] The hit sent Clifton to the hospital. He was hospitalized for almost a week and could not walk unaided for five more weeks. In 2005, the NFL Competition Committee agreed on new guidelines for "unnecessary roughness", making hits such as that suffered by Clifton illegal.
I thought he was an Ass when this happened.

1683 days ago
45.

Mikey    

The bitch fell, he tries to help her up and this is how she repays him? WTF!

1683 days ago
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