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Warren Sapp beats the rap

Warren Sapp, shown with dance partner Kym Johnson in this AP photo, may be footloose and fancy free

Warren Sapp, shown with dance partner Kym Johnson in this AP photo, may be footloose and fancy free

NFL star turned “Dancing With the Stars” contender Warren Sapp will not face criminal charges for allegedly beating a woman during Super Bowl weekend in Miami this year, the celeb site TMZ reports.

As the AJC reported in February, he was released from jail on $1,500 bond, a day after being arrested for allegedly choking a woman in his hotel room.

The alleged incident occurred just as the NFL Network analyst would have been helping with Super Bowl coverage. The network decided to pull Sapp off the air pending an investigation.

It looks like the matter is not moving forward.

The Florida State Attorney’s Office has just announced that “the State cannot file charges … due to the totality of the evidence and inconsistencies with the victim testimony and the physical evidence gathered during the investigation,” the TMZ report said.

11 comments Add your comment

thebestdancer

March 24th, 2010
7:06 pm

1st paragraph says he beat the woman, the 2nd paragraph says he choked her. Which one was it, or was it both?

CJ Dawg

March 24th, 2010
7:07 pm

FIrst idiot to say first

CJ Dawg

March 24th, 2010
7:08 pm

I wonder if he can sue the NFL network for firing him? I, for one…STILLLL think a man is innocent until proven guilty. Just thinking…MAYBE she was trying to get money from him at a high profile time of year??? Am I Capt. Obvious or what???

gil

March 25th, 2010
2:43 am

He is a loser. Just another case where the rich and famous get away with crimes. He was always an a-hole!!

KK

March 25th, 2010
11:28 am

Black man gets arrested for allegedly choking a woman…white man (Roethlisberger) only gets questioned for allegedly raping a woman and GBI wont even try to get his DNA…..how SAD!!

Justiceforallrjusticefornone

March 25th, 2010
11:28 am

smells like some bullchit; no physical evidence–everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Sorry he got the pusnishment from the NFL before this came out — haters everywhere.

Hayden

March 25th, 2010
2:34 pm

KK – Rothlisberger did not rape the woman – there was only inappropriate “fondling”.

mike

March 26th, 2010
8:05 am

Here’s another prime example of how the media rushes to judgement on black men. So sad that we have to be guilty until proven…innocent!

Lachelle

March 29th, 2010
6:52 am

Gil, what makes him a loser.? What makes Roethlisberger not a rapiest? What makes te cops to rush to arrest Sapp, and not Roethlisberger? Pure plain and simple color baby… What makes Vick guilty of dog fights and the swimmer whats his name not guity of smoking pot on camera mind you? Color So when you want t cal someone a loser look at the facts and see how the system is a loser for not treating everyone the same, we rush to convict beforegetting all the evidence. How shallow are yo and sad to say the least.

ChippersLoveChild

March 29th, 2010
11:17 am

Lachelle, you moron, Vick was guilty of fighting Dogs, ummmm because HE FOUGHT DOGS!!! It has nothing to do with skin color, he was guility because he committed a crime.

ChippersLoveChild

March 29th, 2010
11:19 am

You also might want to go back to elementary school, not only so you can learn about the justice system, but proper grammar as well.