TMZ Sports is reporting that Warren Sapp, the former Tampa Buccaneers defensive lineman, was arrested this morning at 7 am in Phoenix for allegedly soliciting a prostitute.
Sapp was in Phoenix covering the Super Bowl for the NFL Network.
This is the second time in a month that a former professional athlete/analyst got caught trying to solicit a prostitute. Last month CBS analyst Greg Anthony got popped for trying to pick up a postitute for 80 dollars in Maryland.
Update: Apparently Sapp was arrested for assault as well after an altercation with two prostitutes in a hotel room over a money dispute.
Statement from the Phoenix Police department
On February 2, 2015 at 2:30 a.m. Phoenix Police 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 incident was alleged to have occurred in a guest room, after meeting in the lobby while she and another female were there as escorts. During a meeting in the room, an argument ensued, allegedly over money and the altercation turned physical, spilling out into the hallway.
During the investigation detectives were able to establish that an act of prostitution occurred in the room by at least one of the females. Sapp was detained and transported to Phoenix Police Headquarters. While there he was questioned and admitted involvement in the act of prostitution, but denied assaulting the females. Minor injuries consistent with a struggle, were observed by investigators on both females.
Sapp was transported to the Maricopa County Jail and booked on charges of Soliciting Prostitution and two counts of assault, both misdemeanor offenses.
One female was cited for one count of Prostitution and released, the second female left the scene prior to detectives arrival but was later located at a Peoria hotel. She was interviewed, and cited for a violation of the City’s escort permit requirements and released.
Sapp has been arrested before for domestic battery, in 2010 and 2014 but charges were eventually dropped both times.
Update #2 : Sapp has been fired from the NFL Network according to Richard Deitsch