Deputies say that they spoke with a man who said that he got into a car with Sippio and Coats on Thursday night to go and help move furniture. Instead, the victim told deputies that they drove him to a different area, forced him out of the car and battered him. The victim then says he was driven back to his house, where he was then threatened at gunpoint. He was being treated at Orlando Regional Medical Center for injuries to his head, face and hand when he gave his account of what happened to deputies.
Prior to his arrest, Sippio was playing WR for the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League. Upon his arrest, Sippio was released from the team.
Chiefs fans will remember Sippio best from the 2007 season when the Kansas City Chiefs were featured on HBO’s Hard Knocks, where WR Dwayne Bowe discovered he and Sippio were 2nd cousins.
2007 is the only season Sippio spent in the NFL, where he played in nine games, but never caught a pass and returned only one kick for six yards.