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Benny Sapp cited for 5th degree assault

Posted on: December 30, 2011 11:30 pm
 
B. Sapp was cited for fifth-degree assault (US Presswire).By Josh Katzowitz

After Chris Cook was arrested two months ago, Benny Sapp basically took his place in the Vikings secondary. On Friday, Sapp was cited for two misdemeanors (fifth-degree assault and careless driving) after an alleged run-in with security at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis.

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Sapp and his 11-year-old son attempted at 7 a.m. to enter the hospital through a door that was inaccessible at that time of day. A security guard pointed Sapp to another entrance, but soon after, Sapp returned and told the guard that he would “enter the building through the closed entrance whether he was allowed to or not.”

Sapp then left his son with the security guard, told him the boy’s mother was inside and said he had to leave for work. According to a hospital public information office, “Sapp then returned to his car in a nearby parking deck, where a security officer attempted to detain him. A physical altercation ensued with Sapp allegedly pushing the security guard and then driving toward the exit of the ramp.

"At the parking deck exit, another confrontation broke out ... Sapp chest-bumped a security officer and later ‘used his vehicle to try to move the officer out of the way.'”

Police are unclear if Sapp’s car actually touched the security guard.

The team put out a statement Friday night, via ESPN 1500, that reads, “We’ve been made aware that Benny Sapp received a citation, was not arrested and fully cooperated with the authorities."

It’s unclear what, if any, discipline Sapp will face from the team.

He joins Cook on the police blotter. In October, Cook was arrested and charged with domestic abuse by strangulation after he allegedly choked his girlfriend. The Vikings haven’t played him since.

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Comments

Since: Jan 3, 2010
Posted on: December 31, 2011 4:22 pm
 

Benny Sapp cited for 5th degree assault

Was this the same security guard that wouldn't get out of the way of Randy Moss' car?  What is it with these security people in Minneapolis. Don't they know they need to get out of the way of cars driven by professional athletes????



Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: December 31, 2011 3:38 pm
 

Benny Sapp cited for 5th degree assault

A 5th degree assault charge is pretty weak.  If he wasnt an NFL player no charges would have been filed.  The prosecutor is just trying to get some publicity and trying to show how tough he is.



Since: Sep 25, 2008
Posted on: December 31, 2011 4:57 am
 

Benny Sapp cited for 5th degree assault

This sap Sapp is 30 years old and on the tail end of an NFL career and leaves an 11 year old boy with a security guard.  I am curious if the security guard allowed him to do that or he just dropped him and didn't care.  Whole bunch of things about this story that makes you want to go "HMMMMM".



Since: Sep 25, 2008
Posted on: December 31, 2011 4:57 am
 

Benny Sapp cited for 5th degree assault

This sap Sapp is 30 years old and on the tail end of an NFL career and leaves an 11 year old boy with a security guard.  I am curious if the security guard allowed him to do that or he just dropped him and didn't care.  Whole bunch of things about this story that makes you want to go "HMMMMM".



Since: Sep 25, 2008
Posted on: December 31, 2011 4:57 am
 

Benny Sapp cited for 5th degree assault

This sap Sapp is 30 years old and on the tail end of an NFL career and leaves an 11 year old boy with a security guard.  I am curious if the security guard allowed him to do that or he just dropped him and didn't care.  Whole bunch of things about this story that makes you want to go "HMMMMM".



Since: Dec 13, 2011
Posted on: December 31, 2011 12:56 am
 

Benny Sapp cited for 5th degree assault

Security guard thinking he is a COP   !!



Since: Dec 22, 2008
Posted on: December 31, 2011 12:40 am
 

Benny Sapp cited for 5th degree assault

Enjoy the last NFL game of your career on sunday little Benny, cause if it wasn't for a slew of injuries to the Vikings secondary he would be at home on his couch wathching games. Bye Benny.


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