Sapp will not face battery charges in Miami

There will be no misdemeanor battery charge against Warren Sapp stemming from an incident on Feb. 6, the day before Super Bowl XLIV, in Miami.

The Miami-Dade state attorney’s office has informed Judge Carrol Kelly that it has dropped charges against Sapp, according to a report by ESPN. Presumably, this will help Sapp continue his career as an NFL analyst. He has not appeared on NFL Network or Showtime, both of which he worked for, since the incident came to light.

"We appreciate that the State Attorney's office conducted a thorough investigation into these allegations and determined that no charges should be filed," Sapp's attorney, Christopher Lyons, said in a statement, per ESPN.

"From the beginning, Mr. Sapp was always confident that the system would work and he would be cleared of any wrongdoing. Warren looks forward to putting this matter behind him."

A female acquaintance had accused Sapp of choking her and pushing her to the ground in his room at the Shore Club Hotel in Miami Beach. Sapp said he had let the woman sleep in his room for a few hours later. When he asked her to leave, she fell on her leg while he tried to help her off the couch, Sapp told investigators.

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