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Former 'Canes great Warren Sapp arrested

Sapp charged with soliciting prostitute, assault in Phoenix

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Former Miami Hurricanes and Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive lineman Warren Sapp has been arrested for soliciting a prostitute and assault.

The incident reportedly occurred early Monday morning in Phoenix, where Sapp was covering Sunday night's Super Bowl for the NFL Network.

Sapp, 42, was taken into custody at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown hotel.

NFL Network terminated Sapp's contract late Monday.

KNXV-TV in Phoenix confirmed that Sapp met two women in the lobby of the hotel and went to his room. It was there that an argument ensued over money and a physical altercation occurred.

Sapp admitted to his involvement with the women, but denied assaulting them.

One of the women was cited for prostitution while the other was cited for violating Phoenix's escort permit requirements.

Sapp was previously arrested in 2010 on domestic battery charges that were later dropped.

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