Meet Jamiko Vaughn, estranged wife of former NFL star Warren Sapp. The former couple married in January 1998 during Pro Bowl festivities in Honolulu, Hawaii. Jamiko and Warren have two children together, daughter Mercedes(born 1998) and Warren Carlos II (born 2000). While married to Jamiko, Warren fathered two children from two other women.
Warren’s lifestyle and marriage had its challenges. In 2003, the three women with whom Warren has children from, went to court seeking child support, college tuition, medical coverage, life insurance and a healthy slice of his assets.
Warren’s paternity suits and divorce:
In February 2003, Chantel Adkins, filed a suit in Camdem State Superior Court asking for child support for her daughter, Autumn Jade Adkins.
In April 2003, Angela Sanders, an Air Force veteran who filed a paternity suit against Sapp in 1998, reopened her case. She is seeking increased support for Jaelon Austin Sapp, born in a Nebraska Air Force hospital in 1997.
In July 21,2003, warren wife, Jamiko R. Sapp, filed for divorce in a Tampa court citing that the marriage was “irretrievably broken. In her petition, filed in the Family Law Division of the Hillsborough County Circuit Court, Jamiko Sapp has asked to dissolve the marriage and to be awarded temporary and permanent shared parental responsibility of the children, along with alimony.
Case 1 Outcome: Chantel Adkins vs. Warren Sapp
Chantel Adkins says she met Sapp in 1993, according to an interview by the Philadelphia Inquirer. She was a basketball player at Temple University, where she still holds career and game three-point shooting records. At the time, he was a University of Miami football player.
She said the two began dating in 1998, the year Sapp married, flying back and forth between Tampa and New Jersey to see each other. When her daughter, Autumn, was born, Sapp was supportive at first. “He paid a considerable amount of money to her,” said Vincent Nuzzi, Adkins’ New Jersey attorney. “He wanted her to get a Cadillac Escalade, a big safe car. He paid for a nanny. He took her and the baby to Orlando. “His name was on the birth certificate. He never denied paternity. But at some point, it all changed.” When the support dried up, Adkins sued. A paternity test was ordered. But according to Nuzzi, it was not Sapp who showed up to take the test at a lab near Raymond James Stadium. Paternity test protocol requires lab personnel to get a photograph, the signature and fingerprints of the man tested.
“There was a picture, but unless Warren Sapp had shrunk by 8 inches, it wasn’t him,” said Nuzzi. “The signature was nothing like the autographs you can see all over eBay. And there were no fingerprints at all.” The test showed Sapp was not the father of Adkins’ baby. “We filed an appeal saying, “What kind of scam is this?”‘ said Nuzzi. A second test was ordered. This time, Chantel Adkins flew to Tampa to witness the test. Sapp appeared. The test showed he was Autumn’s father. Sapp refused to accept the result. He asked for a third test. The judge ordered the final test would be in Camden, N.J., and would be videotaped. On the day of test No. 3, Sapp threw in the towel and acknowledged paternity. Sapp fired one lawyer, hired another and moved to have the paternity records sealed. His motion was denied. The battle for support went to a three-day trial, with Camden County Superior Court Judge Charles M. Rand issuing his final judgment earlier this month.
Adkins, an accountant who says her CPA certification lapsed under the duress of being a single mom, won support of $5,164 a month – more than twice that paid to Sanders. Based on expert testimony about the costs of Rutgers and Princeton, the cheapest and most expensive colleges in New Jersey, respectively, Adkins is also to receive a lump-sum college contribution of $84,924. Sapp was ordered to buy a $250,000 life insurance policy naming Autumn as beneficiary, and to pay attorneys fees of $47,764.
Chantel Adkins is currently the owner of a successful business named “Trinity Certified Public Accountants, Inc. in Bear, Delaware. Adkins is a Certified Public Accountant who holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in accounting from Temple University.
Case 2 Outcome: Angela Sanders vs. Warren Sapp
When Angela Sanders, who once had been stationed at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, sued Sapp for paternity in 1998, she was making ends meet as a $9-an-hour payroll clerk. Her expenses added up to $4,165 a month.The court ordered warren to pay Angela Sanders $2,506 a month for their son Jaelon.
Case 3 Outcome: Jamiko Sapp vs. Warren Sapp
The judge ordered warren to pay Jamiko $13,168 a month for each of her two children, under Florida child support guidelines. That would be a total of $316,032 a year for Mercedes, 5, and Warren II, 2.
Paternity Suit Summary:
The projected support for Sapp’s four children adds up to $408,893 a year. The disparity in money paid to each woman can be chalked up to laws that say support can vary according to a child’s “station in life.
Is Warren Sapp currently dating anyone?
Reports say Warren was dating reality tv star/model Milan. On the March 24, 2009 season premiere on BET’s reality tv show “College Hill South Beach,” model Milan announced she was dating NFL player Warren Sapp in an interview. As of this writing, reports say the two broke up. Reports say Milan has other pro-athletes fighting over her. NBA players Rashard Lewis and Kevin Durant have tweeted about how much they have a crush on her. Supposedly, Warren isn’t to happy about the two ballers moving in on his ex-lady and has expressed his sentiments.
Peep this video of Milan sitting in the audience of the tv show “Dancing With The Stars” cheering Warren on after a performance. You can see her at the 1:46 mark of video.