Warren Sapp Arrested; Police Say He Bit Girlfriend, Stepped On Her Head


LAS VEGAS — Authorities have charged Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp with biting his girlfriend, throwing her to the ground and stepping on her head in an April incident that began at the M Resort in Henderson, Nev.

The criminal complaint filed Thursday in Las Vegas Justice Court charges Sapp with three domestic battery misdemeanors that carry up to 18 months in jail if he’s convicted.

A police report says the fight started when Sapp allegedly threw a margarita in his girlfriend’s face at the resort’s pool, and it continued during the drive home and at the woman’s Las Vegas condo.

Sapp could not be immediately reached for comment, and it isn’t clear if he’s represented by an attorney. He is due in court July 23.

Sapp lost his job as an NFL Network analyst in February, after he was arrested on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute and allegedly assaulting two women in Phoenix. He was in Arizona to cover Super Bowl XLIX for the network.

Sapp, a defensive tackle and defensive end, played in the NFL from 1995 to 2007 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Oakland Raiders. He was a vital contributor for the Bucs as they went from also-rans to Super Bowl champions after the 2002 season, and he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013.

Thumbnail photo via Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Nov 11, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers hall of famer Warren Sapp talks as he is inducted into the Ring of Honor at halftime against the Miami Dolphins at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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