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Sapp fired from job at NFL Network following Phoenix arrest

Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp was fired from his job as an analyst for the NFL Network after being arrested in Phoenix on Monday morning. Sapp, who was in Arizona covering the Super Bowl for NFL Network, was booked by Phoenix police on one count of soliciting prostitution and two counts of assault, both misdemeanor offenses, per the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. He is being held on a $1,500 bond.

NFL Network spokesman Alex Riethmiller said, in a statement, "Warren Sapp's contract has been terminated and he no longer works for NFL Network."

According to a statement released by the Phoenix Police Department, "officers working security at a Downtown Phoenix hotel were investigating a noise disturbance when they were contacted by a female alleging she had been assaulted." The alleged incident occurred in a guest room at the hotel early Monday morning where an argument ensued, allegedly over money. The altercation allegedly turned physical, spilling out into the hallway, per the Phoenix PD.

Sapp was then detained and transported to Phoenix Police Headquarters, where he admitted involvement in the act of prostitution, but denied assaulting either of the two involved females, per the Phoenix PD.

Sapp's court date was scheduled for Monday at 4 p.m. local time.

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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) rushes during an NFL football game between the between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Peter Joneleit)

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