Warren Sapp arrested for soliciting prostitutes at Super Bowl, assault
First Greg Anthony, and now Warren Sapp.
Sapp is the latest ex-athlete-turned-commentator to be arrested for soliciting a prostitute.
TMZ reports that Sapp was arrested in Phoenix Monday morning for soliciting a prostitute around 7:00 a.m. He was also reportedly arrested for alleged assault.
Sapp, 42, was taken into custody from a hotel in Downtown Phoenix.
If you’re wondering what he was doing with prostitutes at 7:00 a.m. and why he was arrested for alleged assault, we now have some more details.
ABC 15 in Phoenix reports that Sapp met two prostitutes in the lobby of the hotel where he was staying and took them up to his room. An altercation allegedly ensued after they discussed prices, and the prostitutes left and flagged down police officers to report the incident. The women reportedly suffered minor injuries.
Below is a full incident report via Deadspin:
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 twice been arrested for alleged domestic battery in the past — once in 2010 and again in 2014. The 2010 charges were dropped. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT and Pro Football Hall of Famer filed for bankruptcy in April, 2012. To add to all the problems in his life, his ex-wife claims Sapp owes her $3 million.
Sapp was in Phoenix serving as a broadcaster for NFL Network. The network stood by Sapp in 2012 over his accusations that Jeremy Shockey was the snitch in Bountygate, but they immediately suspended him indefinitely without pay before later deciding to fire him.