Former Bucs great defensive linemen and Hall of Famer Warren Sapp was arrested for solicitation of a prostitute in Phoenix early Monday morning according to TMZ.com.
According to the website, Sapp was also arrested for assault, and was taken into custody at a hotel in Downtown Phoenix.
The former Miami Hurricane superstar, who works for the NFL Network, was in town to cover the Super Bowl where the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks met on Sunday.
Sapp was also arrested in 2010 for domestic battery, but those charges were eventually dropped and arrested for an alleged domestic battery in Miami in 2014.
5:25 p.m. Update: According to multiple reports, Sapp has been let go from his job with the NFL Network following his arrest. PewterReport.com will continue to update the story if new information is released.
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Was he wearing his HOF jacket? What a moron.
I respect Warren Sapp as a player most of the time except for the Clifton incident but I have met the guy several times and he’s a Asshole period. Also remember him grabbing his crotch at the local highschool coaches who were invited to observe a Bucs Practice, this doesn’t surprise me in the least
Warren, dude, this is the Superbowl. There are UC there.
just keep him away from Winston…Sapp is really living up to his name…You would think a HoF footballer could get some tail fairly easily during super bowl weekend…I guess he left all his game on the field…Way to lose your cake job too…assclown…
Sapp was a great player but there a lot of incidents where he was rude and sometimes crude to fans and others he didn’t view as beneficial to him. Cremdonado is right. You wouldn’t think a Hall of Fame QB would have to resort to “pay for play.” Heck, maybe JonnyG could have hooked up #99. But he is still entitled to a trial.
At least Sapp wanted to pay the girl. Winston just drugs them.
magoobee- I laughed when I read this but wow,
magoobee~ then lets make sure Bill Cosby isnt hired to mentor Winston…
and i’m still happy the Bucs drafted him!!! just like i’ll be happy when they draft winston…it’s football not choir practice
I hope you feel the same when 6 games into the season, your star QB is sitting in jail for some felony (pick one, any one) and our starter is some unknown untried backup.
Warren Sapp was a great player for the bucs. But he thinks just before you’re made the hall of fame you can do everything. I hope hre gets his act together.Go Bucs
Personally, I don’t think W. Sapp’s actions are similar to J. Winston’s, but I think headlines like this are why scouts of other teams thinks the Bucs should draft Winston and also why no one has any interest in trading up for him. I think the rest of the league thinks we are a joke and have zero respect for this team, on or off the field. Stories like this involving the Bucs, be it MRSA, players getting in trouble off the field or embarrassing personnel decisions (FA pickups, trades, bad drafts) are the reason they see Winston fitting like a glove here. In other words, if we were drafting in the #5 spot I think everyone would still be mocking Winston to the Bucs just because they see Winston as a sideshow attraction and they see the Bucs as one of the biggest circuses in the NFL. Just like many wanted to see Manziel end up in Dallas last year…just to watch the circus. Well I don’t know about you, but this story simply reminded me that I’m not interested in amusing other teams and fans.
It didnt take long for people to compare Winston to Sapp. Does that mean we can also compare Sapp to Peyton Manning for his sexual misconduct while in College that he made a settlement with the woman by paying her off. Then their is Mark Sanchez who was arrested for rape of a seventeen year girl while in College. Winston is one of many players in the NFL that have had problems while in College. Sapp works for the NFL network, let’s look into some of the other guys on NFL network or ESPN and you will find more then a couple have had problems with the law.
How does a story about Warren Sapp and his long history of being a jerk and his own admission to “hooking up” in this incident have anything to do with Jaimis Winston? Really like some of you people and respect your opinions but I’m not sure if you’re ever going to accept the fact that there was no arrest, no conviction, no evidence of drugs and no girl screaming down the hallway when it was over. Immature incidents, absolutely; but I’ve never read or heard anything to suggest that Winston is in Sapp’s league when it comes to being an A-hole.
Pink: We are a laughing stock because of 2-14…period. You can’t possibly think that only the Bucs are interested in Jaimis Winston just because none of us are privy to private conversations between GM’s. And just because some folks in Philadelphia want to connect the dots that somehow Kelly can hoodwink the Bucs into a “red light special” and land Mariota for a back-up QB and a Geno’s cheesesteak, doesn’t mean it has any credibility for people to proclaim, “see someone wants Mariota and no one wants Winston”. If we had Moses himself as our QB to “lead us to the promised land” and we still go 2-14 people will be laughing. It’s wins vs sins. I’ll take the “W”
***I’m having issues with the comment interface so please excuse the multiple posts if they show up*** There may be other teams interested in Winston, but what I said and most certainly believe is that no one is interested in moving up for him like Mariota. “We are a laughing stock because of 2-14…period.” That’s not true. The record is horrible, but I listed examples above and none of them have anything to do with the record. Want more? When we were 10-6 people still called our HC Morris “Radio”. Also late in that season we were rarely favored, even at home. The second part of your comment is also false. Both ProFootballtalk and WalterFootball, neither of which are based out of Philadelpha, stated in their rumor mills that Kelly is putting a plan together to move up to get Mariota. Here are the links, they both reference NJ.com, a New Jersey based media outlet, not Philadelphia:
The issue was it wasn’t letting me post this comment AND the links. I guess you’ll just have to take my word for it…
Make that two teams interested in moving up for Mariota (Eagles, Browns) and one team publically interested (Titans). Still no other teams connected to Winston. http://www.walterfootball.com/nflrumors.php
Pink- The only team who has shown interest in mariota to this point is Philly cause Kelly has a man crush on his former qb to run his system so your point is unfair
Check the post above. The Browns are now also interested in moving up for Mariota…and they don’t have Chip Kelly.
I believe you Pink. But you shouldn’t be so quick to believe them. To quote Richie McKay “Don’t believe anything you hear during Draft time.” It’s fan and media talk. No one with authority on any team would ever divulge their Draft strategy or target. The Browns were probably just coaxing Johnny Football into rehab. Of course the Titans are associated with taking Mariota since he’ll likely be the QB left. Some people here disrespected Raheem Morris. It didn’t mean they disrespected the team. The Bucs have been looked down upon since their inception because of the losing image that has stuck. All teams have player issues. For pity’s sake the “Flying Elvises” have a guy in jail for murder.
Fair enough. But if it’s as you say and “No one with authority on any team would ever divulge their Draft strategy or target” then why believe the sources that gave PR and Charlie Campbell inside info that the Bucs prefer Winston? Personally, I believe all “inside” info should be taken with a grain of salt this time of year. But if you do choose to believe some then to be fair you should choose to believe it all. That’s why I’m providing examples of what others are reporting. Believing PR and others when they say their sources report the Bucs will draft Winston and not believing other sources when they say other teams want to move up for Mariota makes no sense. It’s not like it’s conflicting information, you can believe both.
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