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Warren Sapp to avoid jail for Arizona Super Bowl prostitution arrest

PHOENIX — Former National Football League star Warren Sapp will not serve further jail time on prostitution and assault charges after he struck a deal with Phoenix prosecutors.

Under the plea deal, Sapp will be required to complete anger management and prostitution counseling programs in exchange for avoiding jail time.

Sapp was arrested in early February while covering the Arizona Super Bowl for NFL Network. Police were investigating a noise complaint at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown when a woman approached them, claiming she was assaulted.

“The incident was alleged to have occurred in a guest room, after meeting in the lobby while she and another female were there as escorts,” Sgt. Trent Crump said at the time, adding that an altercation over money turned physical after at least one act of prostitution was committed.

Sapp admitted to soliciting prostitution, but denied assaulting the women. He faced a maximum penalty of $2,500 in fines, six months in jail, three years’ probation and mandatory 15 days in jail if convicted on the prostitution charge.

Sapp was fired by NFL Network.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.