Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra’s Girlfriend: The Mugshot!

Nikki Sapp DUI mugshot

Nikki Sapp, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra’s girlfriend, didn’t seem too happy about getting picked up for DUI in 2009 (Click on the photo for the Gossip Extra hall of shame)

flag-exclusiveMiami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra‘s young girlfriend didn’t always look as hot as she did when he trotted her out on a red carpet for the first time recently.

There was at least one early morning instance in May 2009 when Nikki Sapp, then a Miami Heat cheerleader, looked like the bloodshot-eyed creature above!

Erik Spoelstra with girlfiend Nikki Sapp

Miami Heat Head Coach Erik Spoelstra with galpal Nikki Sapp March 9 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino! (Click on the Mike Jachles photo for more)

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The mugshot, found deep in the bowels of the Miami-Dade County law enforcement apparatus, was taken at the tail end of a night of partying in Coral Gables — when Sapp was pinched for DUI.

Hours earlier, the Heat won a playoff game against the Atlanta Hawks to even a series that the Heat would eventually lose.

But about 3:30 a.m., the then-22-year-old hottie slammed her Mini Cooper into a parked car and was arrested for DUI.

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According to the Miami-Dade County Police report, Sapp blew twice Florida’s legal limit of 0.08 after the owner of the parked car called 911 to report the accident.

Nikki Sapp bikini

Nikki Sapp, during her Miami Heat days (Click on the photo for more)

The witness, who’s not named in the report, told police Sapp was behind the wheel and alone in her car.

Cops said Sapp was having difficulties keeping her balance, slurring her words, reeking of liquor and sporting bloodshot eyes.

Coach Spo shows off hot galpal

Sapp, who was a blonde then, reported suffering from burns when her airbag deployed but wasn’t transported to the hospital. No one else was injured.

According to records, Sapp was charged with DUI and DUI in an accident with property damages.

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A year later, the witness didn’t appear for Sapp’s trial and she pleaded guilty to reckless driving.

Sapp was sentenced to six-month probation, $500 fine, DUI school and 50 hours of community service.

Sapp was no longer on the Heat dancers the following season.

Sapp, however, became an instant hit on the web last week after she walked the red carpet with Coach Spo at a fundraising dinner organized by Heat broadcasters Eric Reid and Tony Fiorentino.

Spoelstra, 42, kept the relationship with Sapp, who runs the Guy Hepner art gallery at Bal Harbour Shops, a secret for most of the two years they’ve been together.

When reached at the gallery, Sapp declined comment about the arrest.

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Comments

  1. Geoffrey Z. says

    Fascinating scoop Jose.
    And Coach Spoelstra- you better get in the ‘returns’ line.. if they don’t give you your money back or a store credit, just leave the product on the counter.

    You will be glad you did.

  2. Cleo says

    They haven’t been together continuously all this time. They’re an on again off again couple. They broke up last July got back together in January. Look for another break up soon. He can only take so much of her before he takes a break.

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