Hall of Famer Warren Sapp arrested for soliciting a prostitute, fired from NFL Network


Eric Edholm

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Oct 24, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; NFL former player Warren Sapp reacts on stage before a game between the Carolina Panthers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

Hall of Fame player and NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp was arrested Monday morning for soliciting a prostitute as well as assault, which was first reported by TMZ.com.

The incident occured at a hotel in Phoenix, where Sapp was covering Super Bowl XLIX, and occured around 7 a.m. local time.

“We were contacted by the Phoenix Police Dept. today in a matter involving a guest,” a hotel representative told TMZ. “We are cooperating with police as they look into the situation since it is an active investigation. We have no further comment.

According to reports citing a Phoenix Police Department report, “officers working security at a Downtown Phoenix hotel were investigating a noise disturbance when they were contacted by a female alleging she had been assaulted.” The argument, reportedly over money, spilled into the hotel hallway.

Sapp was charged for domestic battery in 2010, although it was eventually dropped. He was also arrested for domestic battery in 2014 in Miami. He has been fired by the NFL Network, where he’d worked as an analyst.

The Class of 2013 Hall of Famer played nine of his 13 NFL seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and recorded 96.5 career sacks.

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