Theballerlife.com has learned that NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp has been fired from his $540,000 dollar a year analyst job with the NFL Network after he was arrested for soliciting and assaulting two escorts/prostitutes in Phoenix, Arizona after the Super Bowl.
The former NFL defensive tackle was taken into custody at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Phoenix around 7:00 a.m. on Monday. He was in town covering the Super Bowl for the NFL Network.
According to the arrest report, Phoenix police officers working security at the hotel were contacted by a female who told them she was assaulted in the hotel room during an argument over money. She and another female were there as escorts. Detectives were able to determine that an act of prostitution occurred in the room by at least one of the females.
Sapp was questioned by police who said he admitted to his involvement in the act of prostitution but denied assaulting the females. Police said both females had minor injuries consistent with a struggle.
Sapp was arrested and transported to the Maricopa County Jail. He faces charges of soliciting a prostitute and two counts of assault.
One of the females was cited for one count of prostitution and released. The other was cited for a violation of the city’s escort permit requirements and released.
According to Busted Coverage, Warren Sapp’s girlfriend (photos above and below) had just left the Super Bowl right before his arrest.
According to reports, Sapp and his girlfriend had been in Arizona the majority of Super Bowl week and were spotted together at the Phoenix Suns game.
The NFL Network has removed Sapp’s bio info from the official “On-Air Talent” section of their website. Sapp had been with the network since 2008.
Photo Credit/Source: Warren Sapp