Legendary sportscaster Warner Wolf wins legal and ‘plantation’ fight

Let’s go to the videotape, criminal mischief charges against Warner Wolf have been dropped.

The longtime New York sports broadcaster had been arrested in Florida last month for removing the word “plantation” from the gated community where he resides.

DEVELOPERS DROP 'PLANTATION' FROM NAME OF PLANNED COMMUNITY

The 81-year-old Wolf told WOR radio’s “Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning” program that prosecutors “likely felt the intent was not criminal” and let him off because he had no prior record.

Legendary sportscaster Warner Wolf, 81, had been arrested in Florida last month for removing the word “plantation” from the gated community, "Classics Plantation Estates" where he resides.

Legendary sportscaster Warner Wolf, 81, had been arrested in Florida last month for removing the word “plantation” from the gated community, "Classics Plantation Estates" where he resides. (Collier County Sheriff's Office)

“The bottom line is I don’t live on a plantation,” Wolf said, adding that he believes the word is offensive. “I told the board for two years to get rid of that word. … We don’t live on a plantation.”

"The bottom line is I don’t live on a plantation. ... I told the board for two years to get rid of that word. … We don’t live on a plantation."

— Warner Wolf, legendary sportscaster

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Wolf reportedly had snapped off letters from the “Classics Plantation Estates” sign in East Naples on Nov. 30, according to police reports. He indicated that he had to pay restitution for the offense, but the word has not been restored to the signage.

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