Sapp agrees to plea deal in assault and solicitation case

Former National Football League Warren Sapp pleaded guilty to prostitution and assault charges, stemming from an incident that took place while Sapp was covering the Super Bowl here in Phoenix.

The plea deal lets him avoid jail time by taking counseling programs. One of the programs is a prostitution diversion program otherwise known as "John School." Sapp completed that course and the solicitation count had since been dismissed.

"Put the $600 on the table, everybody got naked, and we do what we doing," said Warren Sapp on a police recording.

Sapp told Phoenix Police that he paid two women $600 for oral sex at a Phoenix hotel back in February.

Three months after this interview, Sapp cut a plea deal with Maricopa County prosecutors. Audio from the meeting in which the plea deal was made was released.

As part of the deal Sapp completed John School to avoid the prostitution conviction. The class is run by Catholic Charities and features vice investigators, health care workers, and psychologists. It's designed to show men boundaries and respect.

Sapp will also be able to have the assault charge dismissed if he completes an anger management class.

"If you did not, then you would be found guilty of these two charges," said the prosecutor on the plea deal recording.

Sapp also paid restitution to the women, one was paid more than $1,000. The other was paid $150.

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