Former NFL wide receiver Bobby Sippio was arrested Friday on charges that he allegedly attempted to murder the brother of his girlfriend, according to theÂ Orlando Sentinel. Â Read more after the jump.
According to an Osceola sheriff’s report,Â Sippio, picked up Sergio Moore, 27, from his apartment in Orlando about 11 p.m. Thursday, an Osceola sheriff’s report shows. Moore told deputies he thought he was going to help Sippio and his friend Santana Coats, 30, move furniture.
Sippio drove to a rural section of Osceola County off Poinciana Boulevard â€” Sippio is a former Osceola High School Kowboys quarterback â€” and forced Moore out of the car in a pasture off Oren Brown Road, a sheriff’s report states.
There, Coats and the 6-foot-4-inch, 215-pound Sippio punched and kicked Moore and Coats pointed the gun at him, he told deputies. Sippio told Moore that his sister could not save him, a sheriff’s report states.
After the beating, Coats and Sippio continued to terrorize Moore with the gun as they drove him home, according to deputies. Sippio and Moore are roommates, investigators said.
Moore sustained aÂ broken nose, a swollen left hand and wrist and lacerations to the top of his head and cheek. Law officers interviewed him about 4:45 a.m. Friday at Orlando Regional Medical Center.
Sippio played in the NFL in 2007 with theÂ Kansas City Chiefs. He saw limited action while appearing in nine games.
Sippio has spent the past two seasons with the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League.