Sapp questioned in domestic case
Former NFL defensive lineman Warren Sapp, who is an analyst for the NFL Network, is being pulled off the air for the network’s Super Bowl coverage because he is being questioned by Miami Beach police in a domestic violence case, a league source tells ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio.
NFL Network spokesman Dennis Johnson confirmed to Paolantonio that Sapp was being questioned in the case, but would say only that the network would have a statement later Saturday regarding Sapp.
Earlier Saturday, the Orlando Sentinel also reported that Sapp is being questioned by Miami Beach police in a domestic violence case.
The Sentinel reported details of the incident were not immediately available Saturday afternoon as detectives were still conducting interviews, said Sgt. Juan Sanchez, spokesman for the Miami Beach Police Department.
“He’s being questioned in reference to a domestic battery,” Sanchez told the Sentinel. “No one has been arrested yet.”
Besides the NFL Network, which is owned by the league, Sapp, who starred at the University of Miami, works as a football analyst for Showtime’s “Inside the NFL” show.