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Sapp arrested for domestic battery

Following an investigation into allegations that former NFL defensive tackle and current NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp committed domestic violence against a female acquaintance, Sapp was arrested on charges of misdemeanor domestic battery.

The incident allegedly occurred at a Miami Beach hotel early Saturday, according to the Associated Press.  He’s expected to appear before a Miami-Dade judge on Sunday.

The report was made to police at noon local time Saturday.  Authorities thereafter interviewed Sapp. 

The woman claims that Sapp choked her and pushed her down to a couch; she has a swollen knee and bruises on her neck.  Sapp reportedly told police that she fell while he was helping her off a couch.

Some of you have asked why NFL Network would decide to keep Sapp off the air while at the same time permitting Michael Irvin to continue to appear on the network.  The answer is simple; Irvin is facing no criminal charges at this time.

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88 Responses to “Sapp arrested for domestic battery”
  1. RumorMongering says: Feb 6, 2010 10:14 PM

    What a dirtbag.

  2. Skin_Flute says: Feb 6, 2010 10:18 PM

    Couldn’t happen to a better guy.

  3. Fan of Football says: Feb 6, 2010 10:22 PM

    Domestic violence ain’t that bad. Retiring and unretireing is a different story. A damning offense here on PFT.

  4. Alzado's Vein says: Feb 6, 2010 10:23 PM

    Word is that she sneaked one of his french fries while the KFC Killa was in the sh!tter.

  5. JSpicoli says: Feb 6, 2010 10:26 PM

    Hardy Har Har Fatman.
    I could not be more happy.

  6. 4liberty says: Feb 6, 2010 10:28 PM

    florio i’m telling you….tmz is calling

  7. Hooby says: Feb 6, 2010 10:29 PM

    wow i thought he was one of the nice guys. are all football players assholes?

  8. Silver&Black666 says: Feb 6, 2010 10:32 PM

    Somehow this is Al Davis’s fault!!

  9. Mrsteve says: Feb 6, 2010 10:32 PM

    She fell while he helped her off the couch. No wonder they charged him. Sapp also choked that guy on dancing with the stars in front of everyone. Now we won’t have to listen to that windbag or see his stupid faces on NFLN or SHO anymore. She fell, that’s precious.

  10. hckcm7315 says: Feb 6, 2010 10:35 PM

    His story of “she fell” is better evidence than her bruises. That’s the same line ever woman-beater gives.

  11. TYGR says: Feb 6, 2010 10:36 PM

    She fell while helping her off the couch amd got a bruised neck and swollen k nees………….I hate when that happens, very common.

  12. SmackMyVickUp.com says: Feb 6, 2010 10:37 PM

    Some of you have asked why NFL Network would decide to keep Sapp off the air while at the same time permitting Michael Irvin to continue to appear on the network. The answer is simple; Irvin is facing no criminal charges at this time.
    ____________
    Once those charges are done and the time is served they will return to their normal roles as if nothing has happened. Try doing that with another job.
    Welcome to the National Felon League.

  13. AFWiredawg says: Feb 6, 2010 10:39 PM

    Karma is a bitch you fat bastard

  14. toneman says: Feb 6, 2010 10:39 PM

    Florio, you are the only thing here that is “simple.” Irvin has a rep built over 20 years that includes crack cocaine, strippers and whores (and that’s only mentioning what was actually reported in the news). So your excuse of “criminal” charges against Sapp being the difference is about as lame as your Conway Twitty hair-do. Irvin is a proven dirt-bag – and Sapp just ran into the first public trouble of his entire career. NFL Network is totally two-faced in this instance.

  15. bfaddy02 says: Feb 6, 2010 10:51 PM

    sappy always make those silly faces. The fat bastard is getting what he deserve. He is nothing but a windbag.

  16. JimmySmith says: Feb 6, 2010 11:00 PM

    Sapp has always been a two bit punk, this is hardly surprising. What is it with the U players? Do they teach them to be punk assholes inbetween football practices down there.
    The NFL network should fire his fat ass.

  17. elways_jock says: Feb 6, 2010 11:00 PM

    arrested on superbowl eve .. nice timing douchebag .. i never liked this guy and started to really detest him when he became ‘gay’ and danced with the stars ..

  18. bake says: Feb 6, 2010 11:06 PM

    leave irvin outta this- he never hurt any of them. as for fatass, I wonder if he followed the rooney rule, or was it a white chick????????
    or did she just get between him and the krispy kremes????

  19. Play4Blood says: Feb 6, 2010 11:06 PM

    “Some of you have asked why NFL Network would decide to keep Sapp off the air while at the same time permitting Michael Irvin to continue to appear on the network. The answer is simple; Irvin is facing no criminal charges at this time.”
    facepalm.gif

  20. edwicy says: Feb 6, 2010 11:11 PM

    When you talk about nothing but trash about a teams that pay you millions of dollars, bad karma will get you back.

  21. Trey Anderson says: Feb 6, 2010 11:11 PM

    I guess he won’t be tweeting from jail. Here’s his new web page made by Miami-Dade Sheriff http://bit.ly/d8kNho
    He’s so web 2.0!

  22. .VoxVeritas says: Feb 6, 2010 11:11 PM

    “Florio, you are the only thing here that is “simple.” Irvin has a rep built over 20 years that includes crack cocaine, strippers and whores (and that’s only mentioning what was actually reported in the news).”
    OH LAWD! hahaha
    “Sapp just ran into the first public trouble of his entire career.”
    “public trouble” being the operative phrase here. Irvin ever failed a piss test for illicit drugs. What about Sapp?

  23. gopher says: Feb 6, 2010 11:14 PM

    I read the report on ESPN. I would think that Sapp will have to do some talking to his family regarding this. These guys just don’t learn.

  24. Hosstyle In Tampa says: Feb 6, 2010 11:25 PM

    hate from haters…lol
    if he’s guilty, thats terrible and no way to behave…
    But for all you other idiots, “you hate him cause you ain’t him”

  25. TYGR says: Feb 6, 2010 11:25 PM

    NFLN cant fire michael irvin because he is an analys and he was simply showing that woman in the hotel room what double coverage was…. you cant fire a guy for doing his job… Warren on the other hand with that lame ass explanation the nfl could not find a scape goat for him now he has to fend for himself

  26. 1stngoal says: Feb 6, 2010 11:33 PM

    # Alzado’s Vein says: February 6, 2010 10:23 PM
    Word is that she sneaked one of his french fries while the KFC Killa was in the sh!tter.
    +1 LOL!!! :-D

  27. philwauke says: Feb 6, 2010 11:38 PM

    first Irvin and now Sapp. Where is Deion?

  28. Allied Biscuit says: Feb 6, 2010 11:42 PM

    great week for dat U swagga”””
    Irvin: rape
    Sapp: Battery
    Jimmy Johnson: ExtenZe

  29. Raider Pride says: Feb 6, 2010 11:51 PM

    “The woman claims that Sapp choked her and pushed her down.”
    Was it a sack?
    Or was she beyond the line of scrimmage?

  30. achain says: Feb 6, 2010 11:55 PM

    Too bad, I was just starting to warm up to Sapp on NFLN; but I guess his true colors are showing.
    I hope for his sake that nothing happened because otherwise, his career is over.

  31. raiderrob21 says: Feb 7, 2010 12:03 AM

    Why the F do You bring sand to the Beach?!?!?!

  32. titans says: Feb 7, 2010 12:10 AM

    i’ll leave it to Kris Jenkins to talk about Sapp: “I hate him. Everybody says I’m supposed to be polite when I talk to you all. But I hate him. He talks too much. He doesn’t make any sense. He’s fat. He’s sloppy. He acts like he’s the best thing since sliced bread. He’s ugly. He stinks. His mouth stinks. His breath stinks and basically, his soul stinks, too. Too many people can’t have personalities like that and survive in life. I don’t know how he does it.”

  33. RichieBugs83 says: Feb 7, 2010 12:11 AM

    If he really did this they should tack his ball bag to the wall. Nothing more chicken sh*t than hitting a woman.

  34. papertiger says: Feb 7, 2010 12:11 AM

    That’s what you get for finishing your career in Oaktown. Go RAIDERS!

  35. MNFANINAZ says: Feb 7, 2010 12:30 AM

    I didn’t know the QB in “The QB Killah” stood for “QUIET BITCH!”

  36. Snowman2008 says: Feb 7, 2010 12:34 AM

    His attorney will also act as his interpreter. Darn if I can understand a single word he says.

  37. The Genius says: Feb 7, 2010 12:39 AM

    What do you expect from an idiot that compares playing in the NFL for millions of dollars to slavery to the white masters?
    Guy was always a complete moron.

  38. stadanko says: Feb 7, 2010 1:13 AM

    @toneman
    There was no need to insult Conway Twitty.

  39. Rev. Dr. HollywoodWags says: Feb 7, 2010 1:33 AM

    If he was white, he’d still be on the air, he wouldn’t have been arrested.
    I think.

  40. roofles says: Feb 7, 2010 2:17 AM

    nobody worry, dungy will mentor this misguided individual back to greatness!

  41. mnmaverick says: Feb 7, 2010 2:27 AM

    The NFL Network and ESPN look like bigger jackasses all the time. Irvin and now Sapp. They are horrible commentators to begin with and now they add the baggage. PRICELESS. :::smirk::

  42. Kam88 says: Feb 7, 2010 2:36 AM

    Serves this Dirty chump right

  43. dogma1 says: Feb 7, 2010 2:45 AM

    Warren Sapp, Deion Sanders and Michael Irvin are the worst people on TV today.
    they are so annoying

  44. 30PTBUCK says: Feb 7, 2010 3:29 AM

    Thug before the NFL during the NFL and after hope the woman is ok and he loses his job Karma is a bitch you cheap shot bastard

  45. this class sucks says: Feb 7, 2010 3:55 AM

    As I said about every player who hasn’t been convicted, why don’t we assume they are not guilty.

  46. tatum32 says: Feb 7, 2010 3:56 AM

    Outstanding. He lit up Cable on a daily basis with the “He couldnt lead a picnic” comments…and his punk a%& got arrested…… OUT FREAKING STANDING.
    Dont throw stones from glass houses, Sapp Daddy.
    Karma is a beautiful thing!!!! LMAO!!
    Raider Nation!!!

  47. iusedtobeteddybayer says: Feb 7, 2010 4:00 AM

    Conway Twitty hairdo, indeed.

  48. pondbridge says: Feb 7, 2010 7:07 AM

    Both Irvin and Sapp should sit out until their self-created problems are resolved. America collectively vomits when either shows his face on NFL Network now. Good riddance– there are a dozen ex-jocks every year trying to break into TV, and some of them can even speak clearly, unlike those two.
    Don’t let the door hit your er backside on the way out.

  49. Terry says: Feb 7, 2010 7:11 AM

    WHO CARES???

  50. The Jimmy says: Feb 7, 2010 7:32 AM

    His story makes perfect sense to me. She probably fell on her knees after he was helping her up by the neck.

  51. wydok says: Feb 7, 2010 7:56 AM

    Men who beat up women are a-holes.

  52. Drat says: Feb 7, 2010 8:04 AM

    If she fell while Sapp was helping her off a couch, then he must be terribly incompetent at helping ladies off couches. And you know those neck injuries are always gonna happen when you fall while getting off a couch.

  53. RP3 says: Feb 7, 2010 8:12 AM

    It’s all about da U baby!

  54. FireJerryJones says: Feb 7, 2010 8:32 AM

    NFL Network knows how to pick ‘em

  55. Bills-N-Yankees says: Feb 7, 2010 8:33 AM

    Yet another class act from “THE U!” At least Gino Toretta has behaved himself!

  56. MistrezzRachael says: Feb 7, 2010 8:42 AM

    Wonder what his wife thinks?
    Sapps been cheatin g for last 15 years w/a regularity that makes Tiger look like a priest.
    Not to mention….the women he’s been with aren’t good looking by any stretch. He needs to stay away from trailer parks.
    The guy is a first rate jerk…Good luck finding a job big guy…Is about time you got your due.

  57. Dryheave says: Feb 7, 2010 8:50 AM

    Sapp is complete dirt bag…..there have been NUMEROUS reports through the years of what an A-Hole he is off the field…..this doesn’t surprise me at all. Hopefully it destroys his TV career so his Fat Butt won’t show up on my TV screen anymore.

  58. KingJoe! says: Feb 7, 2010 8:53 AM

    Kind of saps the funny right out of him. He can’t be too bright if he is using the excuse that she fell getting off the couch. Dude should have used one these tried and true excuses instead:
    I was choking her upon her request during sex and she got made when I messed up her make-up, if you know what i mean,(wink wink).
    She tried to hang herself.
    I was downstairs at the bar.
    Bitch is crazy.

  59. THEBEEPER says: Feb 7, 2010 8:56 AM

    Bubba will take care of him in prison. He always was a fat over rated big mouth football player and now he carried it over to television. Bend over lard a**- here it comes !!!!

  60. Mooch says: Feb 7, 2010 9:00 AM

    Looks like that broadcast career is done, or at least on hold. Funny thing is that I hated Sapp as a player but had to admit he was good on Inside the NFL.
    I will be interested to see if he is defended because he (a) is currently making people money and (b) is seen as likeable by the mass TV audience.
    Because that is really how this goes.
    Irvin is immedietly ‘guilty’ because we don’t like him. Big Ben’s immedietly ‘innocent’ because we do. And we didn’t even get a story from ESPN on the latter because Ben was one of the faces selling the NFL, its biggest client.

  61. eaglesnest812 says: Feb 7, 2010 9:07 AM

    another jimmie johnson miami dirtbag.that total of former miami/cowboy felons that played for jj has got to be way up there.anybody want to add to the list: ray lewis,nate newtown,irvin ,sapp.eric williams,even my boy jerome brown was drunk and killed a 6 yr old boy along with himself. i’m sur we could get this list to at least 20. EASILY

  62. Wick says: Feb 7, 2010 9:09 AM

    Michael Irvin may have bumped around with some drugs and strippers — but he’s a genuinely cool guy. On the grand scale of crime, drugs and hookers is closer to jay-walking than a triple homicide. It’s not violent and it’s not hurting anybody anywhere.
    And who here wouldn’t love to have Irvin as a teammate?
    Personally, I really dig Mike Irvin — love his personality and what he’s about.
    As for Warren Sapp, not quite so much.
    Sapp has long shown a wicked-spirited mean streak that goes well beyond the Mike Singletary-esque line of playing hard football.
    From his totally unnecessary and almost career-ending hit away from the play on Chad Clifton — to his whacked out meltdown on middle-aged coach Mike Sherman — to his lifting Marshall Faulk and spiking Faulk to the astro-turf — to his protracted series of goofy bug-eyed freakout fits on the Mike Strahans and Kris Jenkins of the world ….. Sapp has shown he’s kind of a complete a-hole.
    There are many other incidents – but the foregoing are the most well-known to most fans.
    Irvin’s mis-steps are human, and he’s a very good guy at heart. Sapp’s transgressions fall into a different category — and he’s not really a good guy at heart.
    That’s one man’s take.

  63. heartstl says: Feb 7, 2010 9:25 AM

    Sapp was simply helping her up with her neck.

  64. footballisfun says: Feb 7, 2010 9:28 AM

    Hey NFL Network, quit with the baby steps. Might as well go all the way: I hear Charles Manson is available.

  65. McNabb2JacksonAllDay says: Feb 7, 2010 9:31 AM

    The NFL Network was quick to get Sapp of the air, what happen to innocent until PROVEN guilty?

  66. Dawn says: Feb 7, 2010 9:39 AM

    Florio says “Some of you have asked why NFL Network would decide to keep Sapp off the air while at the same time permitting Michael Irvin to continue to appear on the network. The answer is simple; Irvin is facing no criminal charges at this time.”
    Yes, this was posted yesterday at 5:00 p.m.ish:
    UPDATE: NFL Network has confirmed that Sapp has been taken off the air, for now. “In light of these circumstances, Warren Sapp will not appear on NFL Network while we review the matter,” the statement reads, per CBS4.com.
    So he was taken off the air BEFORE he was arrested.

  67. stillworker says: Feb 7, 2010 9:52 AM

    jeez……………..this is a shock!!!
    …………………no one ever thought he was an azzhole.
    Bubba sez: “No greater joy than a fat butt boy!”

  68. Wick says: Feb 7, 2010 10:01 AM

    McNabb2JacksonAllDay said:
    The NFL Network was quick to get Sapp of the air, what happen to innocent until PROVEN guilty?
    ===
    “Innocent until PROVEN guilty” has absolutely NOTHING to do with a private enterprise’s decision to pull someone from a private programming network’s airwaves. That standard is applicable in one and only one context: in the face of criminal charges against the state. Nowhere else.
    It’s kind of like how people can’t scream “go phukk yerself” in their bosses face and then claim what about their right to free speech after they get fired. The “right to free speech” has no applicability whatsoever in that context.
    Some of you guys gotta learn the distinctions before you get all self-righteous and high and mighty with your opinions.

  69. AllThat says: Feb 7, 2010 10:04 AM

    I guess he won’t be tweeting from jail. Here’s his new web page made by Miami-Dade Sheriff http://bit.ly/d8kNho
    He’s so web 2.0!
    When you go to the website you don’t even have to “Click to Enlarge” his photo.
    Priceless!!!!

  70. lightning says: Feb 7, 2010 10:05 AM

    HE WAS A JERK WHEN HE PLAYED FOR US. (BUCS)

  71. Dawn says: Feb 7, 2010 10:26 AM

    “Some of you have asked why NFL Network would decide to keep Sapp off the air while at the same time permitting Michael Irvin to continue to appear on the network. The answer is simple; Irvin is facing no criminal charges at this time.”
    Interesting; Florio doesn’t publish my post (a bit over an hour ago) about pointing out the fact that NFLN released Sapp of his duties before he was arrested. I guess he doesn’t like when someone points out he was wrong.

  72. .VoxVeritas says: Feb 7, 2010 10:26 AM

    “I guess he won’t be tweeting from jail. Here’s his new web page made by Miami-Dade Sheriff http://bit.ly/d8kNho
    That’s got to b a fake page. Says he weighs only 280.

  73. Drat says: Feb 7, 2010 10:32 AM

    MizzRachael,
    You’re right. All that illicit sex does make Tiger look like a priest. Zing!

  74. maskedman says: Feb 7, 2010 10:39 AM

    Must have been a horse collar tackle. It’s a bitch when it happens outside the lines…

  75. RavensFreak00 says: Feb 7, 2010 10:56 AM

    It is going to be hard for him to tweet in prison.

  76. Ray Guy says: Feb 7, 2010 11:00 AM

    He’s been so busy “bitch slappin” the Raiders every chance he gets that he figures anyone else is fair game too.
    All mouth and no play. Too bad he couldn’t hold his own against offensive guards late in his career. I guess he does fine against 120 lb females though.

  77. Cubano says: Feb 7, 2010 11:01 AM

    Sapp is an ass, always has been and always will be. I can’t say I’m shocked in the least to hear something like this. Oh, did I mention he’s been as ass his entire life?

  78. .VoxVeritas says: Feb 7, 2010 11:03 AM

    Every time I hear someone talking about seeing Mike Irvin in public, he’s always having a quiet dinner, always talking to regular people, always willing to give an autograph. Every time I hear about Sapp he’s stomping around like he’s pissed off, saying nothing but stuff like “Get outta my way, bitch” to people that happen to be in his trajectory.
    I’m not saying that Irvin’s a good boy. I am saying that Sapp’s a piee f shit if he beats women. Saying that she fell off the couch is as stupid as when Gilbert Brown said that his woman TRIPPED over a COUCH.
    Speaking of Gilbert Brown, if you want to see a local justice system that coddles it’s local sports heroes, look at Green Bay. Brown got busted, pled guilty, got sentenced to probation, community service and anger management classes during the week and the following SATURDAY, apparently hoping to avoid media coverage, the judge reduced the sentence to just 20 hours of community service.

  79. if yer not first... says: Feb 7, 2010 11:03 AM

    must’ve been “time for the whiparound”

  80. if yer not first... says: Feb 7, 2010 11:14 AM

    Every time I hear someone talking about seeing Mike Irvin in public, he’s always having a quiet dinner, always talking to regular people, always willing to give an autograph.
    Let’s not go overboard here Vox- I’ll admit I don’t follow Irvin’s life that closely but one of the last things I remember hearing about him was a very suspicious almost carjacking in a really rough part of Dallas. Not saying he’s guilty of anything but

  81. KingJoe! says: Feb 7, 2010 11:45 AM

    Vox is the non-paid Dave Spadaro for the Cowboys.
    Irvin has been involved in a number of high profile incidents relating to crack, pot, dildos and hookers. This dude is bad news and a bad on air personality.
    Sapp is scum for beating up a woman, no doubt, but this is no time to defend the honor of Irvin. The Philly fans got one thing right, cheering Irvin getting injured.

  82. Ross'sSweetMinus says: Feb 7, 2010 11:47 AM

    I knew this guy was an idiot!

  83. Mooch says: Feb 7, 2010 12:08 PM

    Right…
    So you happen to like Irvin, and therefore he gets the benefit of your doubt.
    You happen to dislike Sapp, so he’s immedietly viewed as guilty.
    YOU DON’T KNOW THESE PEOPLE! Just because a friend of a friend saw him at a local steakhouse (and possibly chose to ruin his dinner by approaching him) doesn’t mean you know anything about him. At all. To pretend you do is childish – like a 10 year old fan feeling sad for Mickey Mantle.
    Isn’t that like saying that since OJ looked great in those “Loaded Gun” movies he could not have committed those crimes?
    But I do see where you are coming from. Since Sapp had hands, he COULD HAVE strangled that woman. Therefore, it is LIKELY that he did. At least by your logic.

  84. .VoxVeritas says: Feb 7, 2010 12:17 PM

    “Let’s not go overboard here Vox- I’ll admit I don’t follow Irvin’s life that closely but one of the last things I remember hearing about him was a very suspicious almost carjacking in a really rough part of Dallas.”
    I was talking about what people say when they’ve seen Irvin in public. Why would the carjacking story be suspicious to you anyway? It’s not like anybody is saying that he did anything wrong in connection with the incident or non-incident, whichever it was. It’s not like he was the one in the story that was doing the alleged carjacking.

  85. OLDschool says: Feb 7, 2010 12:26 PM

    Forio,
    Down deep Florio loves this kind of “reporting” more than anything. Whether it is that low life Irvin or that clown Sapp, it’s all good in Florio’s head.
    Speaking of Florio – GO GET YOUR F’N SHINE BOX and while your at it, stick to copying other people’s sports reporting and leave detective work for someone else to rip off.

  86. Mr Krinkle says: Feb 7, 2010 1:03 PM

    Is Warren Sapp going to have to choke a b*tch?

  87. Canned Heat says: Feb 7, 2010 10:19 PM

    “Warren Sapp, Deion Sanders and Michael Irvin are the worst people on TV today. ”
    Apparently you don’t get CBS…?
    Shannon Sharpe’s weekly version of Fat Albert’s buddy Mushmouth is the most god awful thing in the hitsory of the english language….or ebonics.

  88. theonlyEAGLESfaniknow says: Mar 24, 2010 1:33 PM

    I just read all this, and then he doesn’t face charges. Lot of losers posting on here.
    Get off your momma’s couch and go pretend to get a job or something. If you could get 1/100th the pay he gets, then maybe maybe you can talk bad about him, 1/100th of the time.

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