NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp arrested after allegedly assaulting prostitutes

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Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman Warren Sapp was arrested early Monday morning in Phoenix on suspicion that he solicited and then assaulted two prostitutes.

The NFL Network analyst allegedly brought the women back to a hotel room where he than assaulted them during a dispute over money. Sapp admitted to "involvement in the act of prostitution," according to police, but denied the assault allegation.

Sapp was charged with one count of soliciting prostitution and two counts of misdemeanor assault. Soon after news of the arrest broke, the NFL Network suspended Sapp indefinitely.

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Jon Terbush

Jon Terbush is an associate editor at TheWeek.com covering politics, sports, and other things he finds interesting. He has previously written for Talking Points Memo, Raw Story, and Business Insider.