NFL Player Charged For Assault After Trying To ‘Leave His 11-year-old-son With Hospital Security Guards’
An NFL player was cited for assault and reckless driving in what appears to be a case of reckless parenting.
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Benny Sapp has been cited for fifth-degree assault and careless driving, both misdemeanors, after a run-in with security at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis.
Officers were called shortly after 7am Friday morning and police say Sapp and his 11-year-old son tried to enter the hospital through a closed entrance.
The Star Tribune reports Sapp left his son with a hospital security guard, saying the boy’s mother was inside and he had to go to work.
A police spokesman said that after leaving the boy with the guard, Sapp then went to the parking lot where he was confronted by another officer trying to stop him from leaving.
Sapp allegedly pushed a security officer who tried to detain him in the parking ramp. Police sergeant Bill Palmer says Sapp then chest-bumped a security officer who was standing in front of his vehicle.