A solicitation charge against Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp was dismissed after he completed a diversion program 

By SI Wire
May 19, 2015

A Phoenix judge dismissed a solicitation charge against Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp after he successfully completed a diversion program, reports the Associated Press.

Sapp, 42, faced misdemeanor charges of soliciting prostitution and two counts of assault, counts that had penalties of $2,500 in fines, six months in jail, three years' probation and 15 days in jail if he would have been convicted on the prostitution charge.

Sapp instead pleaded guilty in April to one count of soliciting prostitution and one count of assault, according to court documents.

Sapp completed the Prostitution Solicitation Counseling Program and has a year from the day he signed the plea agreements on April 24 to complete the Positive Alternatives Diversion Program for the assault charge.

If Sapp fails to complete the terms of his plea bargain, he could face jail time, probation, and payment of restitution and fees.

According to a police report, Sapp was at a bar at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Phoenix on Feb. 2 when he started to talk to two women, ages 23 and 34, who said they were strippers at a Las Vegas club.

Sapp told police he paid each woman $300 for sex acts and that he recorded the event on his phone. The two women claimed that Sapp assaulted them after arguing about money.

Sapp was in town for Super Bowl XLIX as part of his job as an analyst with the NFL Network. Sapp was fired from his job with the network after his arrest.

- Scooby Axson

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