Warren Sapp enters plea in solicitation case; won’t face jail time

May 19th, 2015 by Staff

Sapp was arrested on Feb. 2nd; he was let go by the NFL Network a short time later.

(KNXV.COM) PHOENIX, Arizona – Former NFL star Warren Sapp will not serve any further jail time following his arrest earlier this year for soliciting a prostitute in Phoenix.

Sapp was arrested Feb. 2 at a Valley hotel on one count of solicitation of a prostitute and two counts of assault.

Sapp’s attorney on Monday told ABC15 the NFL Hall of Famer had entered into a plea agreement on April 24 that has him attending classes in order to avoid jail time. Sapp pleaded guilty to soliciting an act of prostitution and assault, both misdemeanors.

Sapp’s attorney said he is currently attending anger management classes in Florida and has already completed a prostitution counseling program. Once both are complete, the charges will be dismissed.

At the time of the Feb. 2 incident, police said Sapp met two women in the lobby of the Renaissance Hotel before they went back up to his room. They started discussing money, a physical altercation occurred and the argument spilled into the hallway around 2:30 am.

Sapp was in Phoenix to cover the Super Bowl for the NFL Network, which he joined in 2008.

His contract with the NFL was terminated shortly after news of his arrest.

The 42-year-old played for the Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers before being elected to the NFL Hall of Fame in 2013.

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