At 7 a.m. Monday morning, former defensive tackle Warren Sapp was arrested in Phoenix, AZ for soliciting two prostitutes.
The 42-year-old was also booked for assault, and taken into custody at a hotel in the area.
According to police, the two women came to his hotel room as “escorts,” and an argument broke out because of money. When the dispute turned violent, they called police who evaluated their minor injuries to be consistent with assault.
According to law enforcement, Sapp spoke confessed in part to the crimes. Sources revealed:
“He was questioned and admitted involvement in the act of prostitution, but denied assaulting the females.”
The females were given two citations — one for prostitution, the other for violating the city’s escort permit requirements — and have been released.
However, the network has suspended the Raiders star indefinitely without pay and removed him from the “On-Air Talent” section of their website.
Sapp is no stranger to crime. In 2010, he was arrested for domestic battery — though those charges were dropped — and last year, was arrested for another alleged domestic dispute in Miami.
The Phoenix Police Department are currently in the midst of an investigation.
[Image via Phoenix Police Department.]