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Warren Sapp Arrested on Domestic Violence Charge

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer turned “Inside The NFL” analyst Warren Sapp was arrested Saturday, February 6, 2010 on the allegation of battery domestic violence in Miami, Florida.  Sapp, who was in Miami covering Super Bowl XLIV for the NFL network, was suspended by the network pending a complete investigation. 

Sapp is also known from his appearance in the seventh season of “Dancing with the Stars” with professional dance partner Kym Johnson.  Sapp and Johnson ultimately finished second in the competition. 

The arrest occurred as a result of allegations made by his girlfriend of two years who was allegedly staying overnight with Sapp in his hotel room in Miami.  According to the alleged victim, Warren Sapp came into her room early in the morning and dragged her out of bed, starting an argument about some guys she had been hanging around earlier the previous evening. He then “grabbed her and began to choke her” and threw her out of the room, she claims.  

Sapp tells a different story. He told  Miami iBeach Police that he had originally allowed the alleged victim to stay in his room but had changed his mind. He said that he was “expecting company” and wanted her to leave. He said that he was trying to help her do just that and she fell.  Sapp was released Sunday morning (Feb. 7) on a $1500 bond.

If you or someone you know has een arrested or charged with a Battery or Domestic Violence charge in Orlando and are facing criminal prosecution for Domestic Violence in either Orange County, Seminole County, Florida,  contact the attorneys at TILDEN LAW for an initial and confidential free consultation, 407-599-1234.

Fleet Tilden, Esq.
Fleet Tilden, Esq.
Beginning in 1923, attorney John Tilden, Esq. established his law practice in Downtown Orlando with a full service law firm serving Central Florida residents. Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, attorney N. Fleetwood Tilden, Esq. began his Central Florida law practice after graduating from law school in 1993. After a career as an Assistant State Attorney prosecuting Central Florida criminal cases, the Law Office of Tilden Law was established. Practicing exclusively Criminal Defense, Mr. Tilden has handled over 5,000 criminal cases.