Arizona judge rules Warren Sapp won’t be jailed after Vegas arrest

Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp won’t have to serve jail time in Arizona on charges stemming from his February arrest in a prostitution case, a judge ruled this week.

Prosecutors in Phoenix had wanted the former Tampa Bay Buccanners star incarcerated, believing Sapp’s June arrest on domestic battery charges in Nevada violated terms of a plea deal.

However, according to TMZ, the judge said Monday that Sapp had completed the terms of the plea deal before the Nevada arrest. Charges were dropped.

Sapp was arrested Feb. 2 on charges of assault and soliciting a prostitute at a Phoenix hotel. In April, Sapp pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges and was ordered to pay restitution and take two classes: a prostitution-solicitation diversion program and an anger-management course, according to TMZ.

According to the report, Sapp’s lawyer informed the judge his client had completed terms of the agreement.

Sapp, a member of the Bucs Ring of Honor, was fired by NFL Network after the February arrest, which occurred during Super Bowl weekend.

In June, Sapp was arrested on three charges of misdemeanor domestic battery after an April 28 incident involving his girlfriend at a resort in Henderson, Nevada, a Las Vegas suburb.

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