Warren Sapp Arrested for Soliciting a Prostitute, Assault, Suspended by NFL Network: See His Mugshot

Warren Sapp
Warren Sapp, an NFL Hall of Famer and season seven Dancing With the Stars contestant, was arrested on charges of solicitation and assault  

UPDATE: According to Deadline, Sapp has been "suspended indefinitely without pay from NFL Network pending the outcome of [the] ongoing police investigation."

NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp was arrested on Monday, Feb. 2, on charges of solicitation and assault, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office confirms to Us Weekly. According to Phoenix-area ABC affiliate KNXV-TV, he was "taken into custody at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Phoenix, [Ariz.]," where he was in town to cover Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1. 

KNXV-TV reports that the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle met two women in the hotel lobby and then took them up to his room, at which point an "altercation" occurred. Specific details about the nature of the incident were not available.

TMZ confirmed with the hotel that an investigation was under way. "We were contacted by the Phoenix Police Dept. today in a matter involving a guest," a rep for the hotel told the site. "We are cooperating with police as they look into the situation since it is an active investigation. We have no further comment."

Sapp, 42 — the runner-up on season seven of Dancing With the Stars in 2008 — retired from the NFL earlier that same year, after playing his 2007 season with the Oakland Raiders.

Two years later, in 2010, he was charged with one count of misdemeanor domestic battery after an incident with a female acquaintance in Florida, where he was covering Super Bowl XLIV, ESPN reported at the time. The charges were later dropped.

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