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Charges against Warren Sapp are dropped

Misdemeanor battery charges filed against Warren Sapp during Super Bowl week have been dropped, according to ESPN’s Kelly Naqi.

Sapp was arrested the day before Super Bowl XLIV for allegedly choking a
woman in a hotel room.  He was pulled off NFL Network’s coverage of the game and was later removed from HBO’s “Inside the NFL” since.

“From the beginning, Mr. Sapp was always confident that the system would
work and he would be cleared of any wrongdoing. Warren looks forward to
putting this matter behind him,” Sapp’s attorney Christopher Lyons said in a statement.

It’s unclear how the matter will affect Sapp’s broadcast career moving forward.

UPDATE: NFL Network will meet with Sapp to review his status.

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28 Responses to “Charges against Warren Sapp are dropped”
  1. Bob says: Mar 24, 2010 10:41 AM

    Hopefully, his broadcast career will end, but only because his analysis is abrasive and he’s a jerk on the air.

  2. Mean D says: Mar 24, 2010 10:42 AM

    Take note Big Ben. Pay her off.

  3. PhillyHouse says: Mar 24, 2010 10:43 AM

    The sad thing is people will still think Sapp is guilty.

  4. Meldog says: Mar 24, 2010 10:45 AM

    I wonder how much money it took for the victim to realize it was a misunderstanding.

  5. JaMarcus Russell #2 says: Mar 24, 2010 10:45 AM

    He is the worst broadcaster. I hope this destroys his career. He probably did choke that woman but money can get you out of anything.

  6. Flyingelvislogosucksbringbackpatpatriot says: Mar 24, 2010 10:47 AM

    If he was white he wouldn’t have gotten away with this.

  7. DonTerrelli says: Mar 24, 2010 10:50 AM

    The eye in the sky don’t lie, Warren.

  8. Bolo Savage says: Mar 24, 2010 10:55 AM

    That would be Showtime’s “Inside The NFL” ..
    In any case, it will be interesting to see if they or the NFL Network will bring him back.

  9. Dr. K says: Mar 24, 2010 10:57 AM

    He already bounced back after proving that pot, which is neither an upper nor a downer, doesn’t stop you from becoming the Defensive MVP, and now he’s gonna show us that even a black man is innocent until proven guilty. Because we are gonna rally around him and his innocence. Sapp you are truly the man: the best athlete, humorous, personable, a great citizen.

  10. RIP__21 says: Mar 24, 2010 10:58 AM

    Funny thing is I could totally see Sapp choking out some broad if he didnt get what he wanted out of her. Ever since that blindside hit Sapp made on Chad Clifton I have zero respect for this goon.
    Mike Sherman was dead on when he called Sapp a chicken shit.

  11. Staff Sergeant Bandazewski says: Mar 24, 2010 11:00 AM

    Am I the only one who wondered how Sapp had a broadcasting career to begin with?
    His skillset consisted of bugging out his eyes and repeating essentially whatever the previous analyst said.

  12. Richy Rocky says: Mar 24, 2010 11:00 AM

    charges dropped. did you really think there was any other possibility. key phrase here: money talks

  13. rickah8888 says: Mar 24, 2010 11:02 AM

    Had Sapp played for Dallas, it would have been a felony prison sentence.

  14. r8rsfan says: Mar 24, 2010 11:03 AM

    Sapp has been a front-runner from the jump. Doing and saying anything to get attention. Well Warren, sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for. Being the loudest voice in the room doesn’t make you the most respected or appreciated, just the noisiest.
    The dropping of charges has less to do with what actually happened and more to do with the right number of zero’s on the settlement check.

  15. simple_simon1 says: Mar 24, 2010 11:04 AM

    “It’s unclear how the matter will affect Sapp’s broadcast career moving forward.”
    As much as I didn’t like Sapp as a player, he’s been getting better as an analyst. If he was cleared of the alleged assault then it shouldn’t affect his broadcast career at all. If it happens again, then he’s putting himself in stupid positions and it definitely will affect his broadcasting career. Right Ben….:)

  16. afanaras says: Mar 24, 2010 11:08 AM

    The local sports media here in Boston have had behind the scenes interaction with Sapp and they say he is a jerk. He comes across as smiling and happy on air, but they say he’s a real ass off camera.

  17. Niner Jeff says: Mar 24, 2010 11:45 AM

    Friend of mine who is close to the Raider organization said all he wanted to do was pick up a pay check. Obviously, thats very common with Raider players.

  18. DASAGENCY says: Mar 24, 2010 11:55 AM

    Most of you mofo’s act like Sapp is analyzing rocket science. Demand that you get your job back Sapp. If Michael Irvin can get caught with a bag of rocks and a room full of hookers and still be on the air, then you can too, baby!
    JIM BROWN WOULD BE PROUD OF YOU!

  19. Dixon29 says: Mar 24, 2010 11:58 AM

    Imagine that, the charges dropped. Moral of the story is do whatever you want as long as you have money. If you are poor, welcome to jail. That is unless you are Plaxico Burress, he became an example because the district attorney had a hard-on for the case.
    Forget the mental hardships these women have to face for the rest of their lives. That doesn’t matter as long as Warren Sapp keeps his pimp hand strong and Ben gets some ass.

  20. jackybadass says: Mar 24, 2010 12:26 PM

    warren sapp is a class act . its a sin so many women try to extort money from famous guys. the founding fathers had it right when women had no rights!

  21. keabu says: Mar 24, 2010 12:27 PM

    rickah8888 says:
    March 24, 2010 11:02 AM
    Had Sapp played for Dallas, it would have been a felony prison sentence.
    ================
    You’ve got to be kidding!!!! Michael Irvin got away with everything…if there ever was a player that needed to be in prison, he was it

  22. keabu says: Mar 24, 2010 12:35 PM

    All these posts highlight 2 problems in our country.
    1. Innocent until proven guilty does not exist.
    2. People are ignorant and think they’re better than everyone else
    Majority of posters ASSUMING he was guilty and/or paid off the accusser.
    Maybe, just maybe, the accuser was trying to exploit him.
    I certainly don’t know. I wasn’t there and none of you were either….
    I didn’t like him as a player but only because he played for teams I didn’t like…I don’t know him personally so I can’t offer an opinion of him.
    Bottom line is people’s attitudes won’t change. And that will be evident by the number of ignoramouses that hammer me for my post
    If the shoe fits……………..

  23. JoeSchmoe says: Mar 24, 2010 12:45 PM

    If any of you rat-tards would actually read into the story, it’s heavily leaning toward Warren having been victim of some gold diggin skank who was looking for a quick payday. She said she could barely walk, and then was seen on security footage walking fine, and then apparently cuddling up with some other dude and giggling.
    Regardless of if you like Sapp as a player or a broadcaster, DO NOT cloud your judgment of him based on this case.
    Further, to all of you in dipshitville who said “he paid her off”, the case was DISMISSED, NOT SETTLED. Do you understand the difference? Apparently not. Sapp made no concessions in this case (i.e. he DIDN’T pay her off). It was such a bullshit case, the judge dismissed it.

  24. Hosstyle In Tampa says: Mar 24, 2010 1:00 PM

    To all morons who think Sapp paid this woman off,
    Florida has a zero tolerance when it comes to domestic assault or any assault for that matter. It is up to the State’s Attorney to proceed with or drop charges. Even if this woman beg and pleaded, she can not determine whether or not the State would move forward with prosecuting these charges. Therefore, even if Sapp had paid her off, the settlement would have no legal merit with the state. But don’t let me confuse, you idiots, with the facts.
    -H.I.T.

  25. Ctownhood says: Mar 24, 2010 1:03 PM

    “# Dr. K says: March 24, 2010 10:57 AM
    He already bounced back after proving that pot, which is neither an upper nor a downer, doesn’t stop you from becoming the Defensive MVP, and now he’s gonna show us that even a black man is innocent until proven guilty. Because we are gonna rally around him and his innocence. Sapp you are truly the man: the best athlete, humorous, personable, a great citizen.”
    Nice Dr. K…making it a race issue. Well, take it from a Tampa citizen who has had the displeasure of seeing Warren in public numerous times. Rude, obnoxious, and quite frankly, a major league douchebag. We loved Sapp on the field here in Tampa, but hated seeing him in public. His off-field antics here are well documented (fights with teammates at their restaurants, snubbing Hulk Hogan’s kid for an autograph in front of people..many more).

  26. Karl says: Mar 24, 2010 1:20 PM

    We should all learn a lesson from this: It pays to be nice and not a Sapp!!!

  27. brasho says: Mar 24, 2010 1:54 PM

    Sapp wasn’t found NOT GUILTY. It was found that there wasn’t enough evidence to continue with a case…I’m not sure what state it was in, but in most states you can’t pay off your accuser in an assault.
    Quit being stupid and brining up a totally legal and clean hit on Chad Clifton. Every athlete knows to keep your head on a swivel and Sapp delivered a hit that we all dream of making, it just so happened that Clifton got hurt.
    People can keep on hating Sapp, fine, whatever. And I’ve heard more than a few times that he is a total ass off the field… I don’t care. On the field, he talked the talk and walked the walk. Say what you want about him but the Bucs don’t win a Super Bowl without him, the Bucs aren’t among the best teams from 97-2002 without him. The Bucs would have done nothing without Sapp, Brooks, and Lynch.

  28. Karl says: Mar 24, 2010 4:11 PM

    Wrong. Sapp was a dirty player, and forever will be remembered as such. He will never be inducted into the hall of fame.

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