Warren Sapp was arrested in Arizona on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute, in addition to other charges including assault. A spokesman for the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Phoenix, Lt. Brandon Jones, says Sapp was arrested Monday at a downtown Phoenix hotel on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute and assault allegations.
According to USA Today,
Police were originally called to the hotel on a noise disturbance and when officers arrived a woman said she had been assaulted, said Sgt. Trent Crump, a Phoenix police spokesman.
The woman told police that she and another woman were working as escorts and that an argument about money in a guest's room turned physical and spilled out into the hallway, Crump said.
Investigators said they determined that an act of prostitution had occurred in the guest's room, and Sapp was arrested, Crump said.
Sapp told investigators that he had paid one of the women for sex but he denied any assault, according to police.
Investigators said they observed minor injuries on both of the women involved which were consistent with assault, Crump said.
One of the women was later cited for engaging in prostitution and released, Crump said.
The second woman left the scene before officers arrived and was later located at a Peoria hotel where she was cited for violating escort-related ordinances, Crump said.
Sapp is an NFL Network analyst and played professionally with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders after a collegiate career at the University of Miami (Fla.)
Sapp was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2013.