NFL Network's Warren Sapp Fired After Allegedly Soliciting a Prostitute
Sapp is a Hall of Fame linebacker.
NFL Network commentator Warren Sapp has been fired after being arrested in Phoenix on Monday morning for allegedly soliciting a prostitute, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
"Warren Sapp’s contract has been terminated and he no longer works for NFL Network," NFL Network spokesperson Alex Riethmiller said in a statement to THR.
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Two women told police they went to Sapp's hotel room as escorts and were involved in a struggle with him after they began arguing about payment, according to TMZ. Sapp reportedly admitted to being involved in the act of prostitution, but denied assaulting the women. Sapp was in Phoenix to cover the Super Bowl for NFL Network.
He was arrested at the Renaissance hotel in downtown Phoenix on one count of solicitation of a prostitute and two counts of assault, and was transported to the Maricopa County Jail.
Sapp, a Hall of Fame linebacker, joined NFL Network as an analyst in 2008. He played in the NFL during a career that spanned from 1995 to 2007, suiting up for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders. Sapp was the runner-up on Dancing With the Stars season seven in 2008.
He was previously arrested in 2010 for domestic battery, but the charges were dropped. In 2014, he was arrested for domestic battery in Miami.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has released his mugshot.