Ex-NFL Star De Warren Sapp Arrested for Soliciting a Prostitute


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell isn’t a happy camper right now. Once again, personal misconduct by a current or former NFL player has grabbed national headlines. Phoenix police have arrested Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp on charges of soliciting a prostitute early Monday morning in Arizona. Sapp was in town covering the Super Bowl for the NFL Network. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneer and Oakland Raider is under arrest on charges of soliciting a prostitute and assault. What a sap! TMZ Sports broke the news yesterday. It’s been rough times for the ex-player. He’s been battling against allegations of bankruptcy and now he’s been fired by the NFL Network for his behavior and arrest during Super Bowl week.


Sapp + Prostitutes Equals Arrest

The Phoenix police arrested Warren Sapp for solicitation and assault. Sapp had just finished covering Super Bowl XLIX for the NFL Network. Specifically, Sapp supposedly decided to hire some female companionship after the big game. At approximately 2:30 AM, an unidentified female notified police of an argument between her, a companion, and their client. Furthermore, the police identified the woman as an escort and Sapp as the client. According to her statements, the argument between the parties over payment got physical. Their fight spilled out into their hotel hallway. Police were able to verify that an act of prostitution occurred in the room with at least one of the females. Injuries consistent with a physical confrontation were evident on the two females.

When he was questioned by police, Sapp “admitted involvement in the act of prostitution, but denied assaulting the females.” While the charges are misdemeanors, if convicted, Sapp could face jail time.

Career Impact

Shortly after news of Sapp’s arrest broke, the NFL Network said Sapp had been fired. He worked for the network as an analyst since 2008. “Warren Sapp’s contract has been terminated and he no longer works for NFL Network,” said a statement from Alex Riethmiller, vice president/communications for the NFL Network. In conclusion, the old adage still rings true. Nothing good happens after 2:00 AM.

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