Ex-NFL Star Warren Sapp Arrested in Phoenix

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Posted at 4:29 PM, Feb 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-02 11:35:08-05

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say former NFL lineman and Hall of Famer Warren Sapp has been arrested on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute and assault.

Phoenix police say the 42-year-old Sapp was taken into custody Monday morning at a downtown hotel and booked into jail.

Sapp is a broadcaster with the NFL Network and was in Arizona for Sunday's Super Bowl.

He played for Tampa Bay and Oakland and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013.

Police were called to the hotel about 2:30 a.m. Monday. A woman told officers that she and another woman were working as escorts and an argument over money in a guest's room turned physical.

Police say Sapp told investigators he had paid one of the women for sex but he denied any assault.

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