Former Bucs great Warren Sapp arrested in Phoenix on multiple charges

BY foxsports • February 2, 2015

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp was arrested in Phoenix on Monday morning on charges of soliciting a prostitute and assault, FOXSportsFlorida.com has confirmed.

Sapp, who played for the Bucs from 1995 to 2003 and was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013, was taken into custody at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Phoenix. The Phoenix Police Department made the arrest, and he was booked into Maricopa County Sheriff's Office custody, according to MCSO Deputy Joaquin Enriquez.

FOXSportsFlorida.com confirmed that Sapp was arrested on one count of solicitation of a prostitute and two counts of assault. TMZ Sports was the first to report the arrest.

The 42-year-old was in the city covering Super Bowl XLIX in nearby Glendale, Arizona, for NFL Network, where he had worked as an analyst since 2008.

FOXSportsFlorida.com has confirmed that Sapp's contract with NFL Network has been terminated, as announced by Alex Riethmiller, a spokesman for the network. Sports Illustrated was the first to report the termination.

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