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Warren Sapp, Arrested for Soliciting Prostitute, Fired by NFL Network

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By    |   Monday, 02 Feb 2015 07:12 PM

Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp was arrested Monday for allegedly soliciting a prostitute and subsequently dismissed by NFL Network from his job as a commentator.

Sapp, 42, was arrested by Phoenix police at 7 a.m. local time and accused of soliciting a prostitute and assaulting two women in a downtown Arizona hotel, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said. Sapp was reportedly in town for Sunday's Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks.

"Warren Sapp's contract has been terminated and he no longer works for NFL Network," NFL Network spokesperson Alex Riethmiller said in a statement. Earlier in the day, multiple organizations reported that Sapp had been "suspended indefinitely."

Sapp was an all-pro linebacker during a 12-year career from 1995-2007, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013. He joined the NFL Network as an analyst in 2008.

Two women told police they went to Sapp's room at the Renaissance Hotel as escorts, but an argument over payment turned physical, Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Trent Crump said, The Arizona Republic reported.

Investigators said they determined an act of prostitution had taken place in the guest's room, which led to the arrest. According to Crump, Sapp admitted to paying one of the women for sex, but denied any assault.

Legal issues aren't new to the former NFL star. He was arrested in 2010 on a domestic battery charge, but the charges were dropped. He was arrested for the same charge in Miami in 2014.

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