A well-known former pro football player who has been a TV analyst has been fired following his arrest early Monday in Phoenix, where he was covering the Super Bowl, reports TMZ.
Warren Sapp, who was a defensive standout with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL, was reportedly arrested at a hotel in downtown Phoenix on suspicion of soliciting prostitution and two counts of assault. He had been working as a TV football analyst for the NFL Network.
B&C reports that Alex Riethmiller, an NFL Network spokesman, confirmed Sapp’s firing. Said Riethmiller: “Warren Sapp’s contract has been terminated and he no longer works for NFL Network.”
TMZ notes: “Cops say two women told police they were at the hotel ‘as escorts’ and went to Sapp’s room, where an argument broke out over money. The women claim the argument turned physical and spilled out into the hallway.”
Sapp is an NFL Hall of Famer and former “Dancing with the Stars” contestant.