Former NFL star Warren Sapp arrested for soliciting two prostitutes after Super Bowl

Former star football player-turned-broadcaster Warren Sapp was arrested in Phoenix for allegedly soliciting two prostitutes early Monday morning, just hours after the Super Bowl.

The 42-year-old former defensive tackle and seven-time Pro Bowler was also charged with assault.

Sapp, a member of the Football Hall of Fame, was in town covering the big game for NFL Network.

A spokesperson for the channel said Monday afternoon that Sapp has been suspended indefinitely and without pay pending an investigation.

Sapp’s biography has since been pulled from NFL Network’s On-Air Talent list on its website.

The football analyst was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on misdemeanor charges of soliciting prostitution and assault.

He has since been released from custody without bail after a judge ruled that he was not a flight risk.

According to reporting by AZ Central, police were called to Renaissance Hotel in downtown Phoenix at around 2.30am Monday in response to a noise complaint.

A woman told officers that she and another woman were working as escorts and an argument over money in Sapp’s room turned physical and spilled into the hallway.

Sapp admitted to investigators he had paid one of the women for sex but he denied any assault.

Investigators said both escorts sustained minor injuries consistent with a struggle. The women involved in the incident were cited by police and later released.

Warren Sapp has been in trouble with the law several times in recent years.

In 2010, he was arrested on a domestic battery charge, which was later dropped.

As recently as last June, the 42-year-old football analyst and one-time contestant on Dancing With The Stars was picked up on a separate domestic battery charge in a Miami hotel.

Sapp played 13 seasons in the NFL, first with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and later with the Oakland Raiders. He was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 2013 – his first year of eligibility.

In recent years, Sapp, a divorced father of two, has been struggling with financial problems, which culminated in 2012 when he filed for bankruptcy listing $6.7million in debt, including hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid child support, property and IRS taxes.

In November of that year, the Super Bowl champion was forced to sell his palatial home in Florida for $2.1million.

Months earlier, Sapp auctioned off a 240-pair collection of rare Air Jordan sneakers worth $6,500 to pay his creditors.

Source: The DailyMail

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