Cops: Warren Sapp Arrested For Soliciting Prostitute, Assault [UPDATE]

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NFL Network analyst and former Bucs defensive lineman Warren Sapp was arrested in Phoenix this morning and charged with soliciting a prostitute and assault. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office confirmed the arrest. Sapp was taken in at 7 a.m., according to TMZ.


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Update (3:52 p.m.): A sergeant from the Phoenix Police Department sent a summary of the events. Sapp allegedly assaulted two women working as prostitutes in a hotel room after an argument about money, according to officers at the hotel:

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.

Update (5:20 p.m.): The NFL Network has reportedly fired Sapp.

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