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Sapp Cited For Fifth-Degree Assault

Vikings cornerback Benny Sapp was cited for a pair of misdemeanors stemming from an altercation with security personnel at Children’s Hospital of Minneapolis on Friday morning, Dan Weiderer of the Star Tribune reports.

According to the report, Sapp and his 11-year-old son were attempting to enter the hospital, where his wife is a patient, through an entrance that was closed. Further attempts to enter through that entrance were made by Sapp, and denied by security, resulting in an altercation.

Sapp was cited for fifth-degree assault and reckless driving charge.

The Vikings are aware of the incident, which is not expected to affect Sapp’s status for the regular season finale against the Chicago Bears. Sapp played for the Vikings from 2008-09 before he was traded to the Miami Dolphins. Sapp re-joined the team midway through the 2011 season, starting three of six games and totaling 23 tackles with three passes defensed.

Sapp, 30, will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.


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