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Bucs’ Hall of Famer Warren Sapp pleads guilty

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Tampa Bay Bucs’  Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp pleaded guilty to domestic violence Thursday afternoon, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

Sapp, 42, was accused of assaulting Chalyce Moore by pulling on her arm, biting her finger, throwing her on the floor and stomping on her head. Prosecutors dropped two of the three charges against Sapp.

Sapp, in the Bucs’ Ring of Honor as well as the Hall of Fame, must pay $2,895 in fines and restitution, undergo domestic violence counseling and perform 48 hours of community service.

Had Sapp been convicted of all three charges he faced, he could have spent 18 months in jail.

It has been a difficult year for Sapp, who was arrested for solicitation of a prostitute in February and was dismissed by the NFL Network.

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