Warren Sapp coaching at high school football combine
Warren Sapp has been anything but a role model over the past year or so, but the Hall of Famer is being counted on to mentor a group of prospective college football players in Florida.
According to TMZ, Sapp has been asked to serve as host for the Showcase Combine in Hollywood, Fla., which is a program designed for high schoolers who want to play football at the next level. Event organizers told TMZ they were hesitant to bring Sapp in because of his recent issues with the law, but they think the former Buccaneers star deserves another shot.
“People understand that people make mistakes and the reality is that people in this community know what he’s really like,” Jerome Harriot, the man in charge of the event, said. “He’s a great coach. He can definitely put children on the right athletic and educational track.”
Sapp’s talent speaks for itself, but he has been accused of violence against women on two separate occasions in the past year. He reached a plea agreement after being accused of assaulting a prostitute last April. In October, Sapp pleaded guilty to domestic violence charges stemming from an incident with his girlfriend around the same time as the prostitution incident. You can read more details about that here.
Heck of a mentor, huh?