Warren Sapp Pleads Guilty To Charges, Gets ‘Amazing’ Plea Deal
Former NFL star Warren Sapp reportedly submitted a guilty plea in his recent prostitution case in Phoenix, Arizona.
TMZ Sports reports that the 42-year-old NFL Hall of Famer has an opportunity to not spend any more time in jail, thanks to a solid plea deal that he was offered.
“[Warren] Sapp agreed to plead guilty to one count of solicitation and one count of assault and in exchange he must complete 2 counseling programs — the first is a ‘Prostitution Solicitation Diversion Program’… the [second] is essentially an anger management course.”
According to the report, Warren Sapp no longer has to worry about completing the required Prostitution Solicitation Diversion Program, since he already went through it and successfully completed it.
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On the other hand, if Sapp does not complete the counseling program, the former defensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could face two years of probation, along with up to 30 days in jail.
In addition to the required completion of these two programs, Warren Sapp was also ordered to pay restitution to both prostitutes involved. TMZ reports that Britney Osbourne will receive $1,171.24, and Quying Boyd will receive $150.
At the time of his arrest, back in February, Warren Sapp openly admitted that he paid the two prostitutes $300 to conduct sexual acts on him during a hotel stay in Phoenix, Arizona.
In addition to being charged with solicitation, Sapp was also charged with assault after he allegedly had a fight with the two women over money.
Warren Sapp revealed more details about the events that took place in the hotel room during his recorded interrogation, which was released online by TMZ.
“I put $600 on the table, [then] everybody got naked.”
According to Deadspin, Warren also discussed the moment when things started to get a little tense between the three of them — especially after he made a specific remark to one of the women.
“According to Sapp, who didn’t know the women’s names, one woman performed oral sex with a condom while the other one was on top of him. The less-occupied woman ‘kept talking,’ Sapp said, so he asked her, ‘Why don’t you use your mouth on me, instead of using it?’ That apparently made her angry, so she went to the bathroom while Sapp continued to receive a b*****b from the other woman.”
The Phoenix Police Department released an official statement shortly after the February arrest, explaining the events that led up to Sapp’s detainment.
“Officers working security at a Downtown Phoenix hotel were investigating a noise disturbance when they were contacted by a female, alleging she had been assaulted.”
The alleged altercation turned physical, and moved from the hotel room “out into the hallway,” according to Phoenix Police.
It did not take very long after the arrest for Warren Sapp to lose his job with the NFL Network as an analyst.
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