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NFL Hall of Famer arrested in Phoenix


New York, Feb 3:

Former NFL player and Hall of Famer Warren Sapp has been arrested on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute and allegedly assaulting two women in Phoenix.

Pic Courtesy: www.variety.com
Pic Courtesy: www.variety.com

Sapp was taken into custody at a downtown Phoenix hotel Monday, police said, reports Xinhua.

In Monday’s incident, Phoenix police officers working security at a downtown hotel were investigating a noise disturbance about 2.30 a.m. when they were contacted by a woman alleging she had been assaulted.

“During the investigation, detectives were able to establish that an act of prostitution occurred in the room by at least one of the two females,” said Trent Crump, a police spokesman.

Crump said Sapp was taken to police headquarters and 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, 42, was in Arizona for Sunday’s Super Bowl in suburban Glendale and is a broadcaster for the NFL Network.

“Warren Sapp has been suspended indefinitely without pay from NFL Network pending the outcome of ongoing police investigation,” Alex Riethmiller, a spokesman for the network, said in a statement Monday.

Sapp, a tackle and defensive end, played in the NFL from 1995-2007 for Tampa Bay and Oakland. IANS