Warren Sapp Pinched For Solicitation

February 2nd, 2015

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Pro Football Hall of Famer and Bucs great Warren Sapp had an eventful time in Phoenix during Super Bowl Week. Apparently, too eventful.

Per TMZ.com, Sapp was pinched in Phoenix for soliciting a woman of the evening. The site has all the details.

Warren Sapp was arrested in Phoenix this morning for soliciting a prostitute around 7AM … TMZ Sports has learned.

Sapp was also arrested for assault.

The 42-year-old “Dancing with the Stars” alum was booked just a few minutes ago.

Joe is assuming (yes, that’s dangerous) the photo TMZ is using is Sapp’s mug shot from this morning. Joe will add details as they come in.

UPDATE 4:07 p.m.: Deadspin.com has a summary of the incident from the Phoenix police. It is ugly. Apparently, Sapp spilled the beans he was buying sex. An excerpt:

On February 2, 2015 at 2:30 a.m. Phoenix Police 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 incident was alleged to have occurred in a guest room, after meeting in the lobby while she and another female were there as escorts. During a meeting in the room, an argument ensued, allegedly over money and the altercation turned physical, spilling out into the hallway.

During the investigation detectives were able to establish that an act of prostitution occurred in the room by at least one of the females. Sapp was detained and transported to Phoenix Police Headquarters. While there he was questioned and admitted involvement in the act of prostitution, but denied assaulting the females. Minor injuries consistent with a struggle, were observed by investigators on both females.

UPDATE 3:54 p.m.: Per Phoenix police chief Joesph Yahner, Sapp is also accused of slapping around two women who sustained injuries. This also happened in a hotel where Sapp was pinched. The video of Yahner is below.

UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: Sapp’s name and bio have been removed from the page that lists all on-air talent with the NFL Network. Per TheBigLead.com, Sapp was paid $540,000 annually on his previous contract with the NFL Network. Sapp has been working under a new contract effective August 2014. No details on his current salary.

68 Responses to “Warren Sapp Pinched For Solicitation”

  1. Fuzzy Red Coin Purse Says:

    Sorry to hear this. Warren you should have just went to the strip club.

  2. You Go Joe Says:

    Oh that’s not good. Wonder how fast NFL Network will react to this.

  3. The Buc Realist Says:

    This is my favorite picture on JBF! second place is the picture of the hawk for the Hawk!

  4. 87ForJameisNOMariota Says:

    Oh the HORROR.

    @You Go Joe…he’ll probably STILL have a job with NFL Network. He didn’t commit murder.

  5. armchairGM Says:

    @ The Buc Realist. No the best one is the one where it looks like Mccown is crying on the sideline

  6. armchairGM Says:

    @87 I dont know Greg Anthony just caught a solicitation charge and the Turner networks cut him just recently so who knows

  7. Tom Says:

    Sounds like a guy who wouldn’t be able to handle the NFL

  8. bucrightoff Says:

    7AM? Damn that’s early (or late).

  9. DooshLaRue Says:


    That’s what I was thinking too. I can’t for the life of think of what could have possibly kept him up so late.
    Maybe a lot of coffee?

  10. Thunder Sack Says:

    Nothing like a well balanced hooker for breakfast!

  11. 87ForJameisNOMariota Says:

    Tom Says:
    February 2nd, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    “Sounds like a guy who wouldn’t be able to handle the NFL.”

    LOL if this was Winston…fans would be all up arms worse than they are now.

    Jameis Winston IS coming to Tampa. Stay tuned!

  12. DB55 Says:

    That’s it, it’s official I’m changing my name to WS99.

  13. BoltIsle Says:

    Let commence the following talking points:

    There should be protests and his name removed from the ring of honor.

    The Glazers won’t stand for this.

  14. Joe Says:

    This is my favorite picture on JBF! second place is the picture of the hawk for the Hawk!


    Joe aims to please.

  15. D James Says:

    Wheres the post on Johnny Manziel and rehab?

  16. Eric Says:

    Sure do spend a lot of resources enforcing these kind of laws.

    A waste of time and money IMO.

  17. Tex Says:

    I was always partial to johnny football with the sparklers in his mouth surrounded by sorority girls.

  18. Mr. Patrick Says:

    I can see it now –
    “The Hunting Ground 2 – The Sapp Years”

  19. You Go Joe Says:

    It got worse.

    JoeBucsFan retweeted
    Brendon Geoffrion ‏@tvbrendon 5m5 minutes ago
    UPDATE: The NFL Network has removed Warren Sapp’s bio from the official “On-Air Talent” section of the website. #TMZ

  20. biggun Says:

    Hey dinner and a movie is solicitation also… for the less experienced 😉

  21. Senor Mofo Says:


    You are delusional, at the very least.

    This franchise has gambled and lost on character issues over and over. Talib, Williams, Price, Bowers . . . the list goes on.

    I’ve always thought of Sapp as the one guy that we gambled on and won. And we did.

    But, if anything, this charge just proves that guys with these kinds of issues cannot be relied upon to be the face of your franchise.

    Now, I’m not faulting Warren Sapp for this transgression, because I’m a man with needs and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with paying to have those needs satisfied, if that’s what you are inclined to do.

    On the other hand, I’m also a businessman. And I don’t hang my business interests on anybody that I think is a threat to go off the chain at any time.

    Winston will always be a threat to go off the chain. That’s why Marcus Mariota will be our draft pick.

  22. Joe Says:

    D James:

    You might be able to find the information you are looking for on a Browns site. This is a Bucs site.

  23. Mr. Patrick Says:

    @ Senor Mofo
    Very Well Put

  24. Robert 9 Says:

    87, please refrain from your lovefest for winston to the winston threads. sheeeez man, you’re looking like you have wood…..nevermind, we all know you do…for him anyway.

    lol @ sapp. hookers and blow baby!

  25. Eric Says:

    I feel like the Glazers strongly feel the Sapp selection was good, even though he (gasp) smoked some weed in college.

    BB gun battles and profanity aren’t likely to deter them.

  26. armchairGM Says:

    You would think as a former NFL player you could have your needs met for free and legal but I guess not. I guess it’s the I pay you so you dont tell anybody aspect?

  27. Sapp, STFU Says:

    First it’s slandering a Saints TE. Now it propositioning for something any man who isn’t a jive turkey can get for free. I may have picked the screen name of the decade.

  28. Eric Says:

    Could it be that many woman don’t see the allure of the man?

  29. Bawlmerbucfan Says:

    Joe, can we get an Open Thread of the Phoenix jailhouse coverage? You can probably still catch the red eye out tonight!

  30. Kevin S Says:

    Hey Joe,

    Any news or updates on ur boy Johhny Football? To bad the Bucs didn’t draft him, he would have been a star if he came to Tampa huh???


    I feel for the guy. he was clearly set up.

  32. Mr. Patrick Says:

    That silly Sapp, who does he think he is – Jameis Winston?

  33. Pickgrin Says:


    That must have been some party last night – because I seriously doubt it was morning wood or a coffee binge that had Sapp looking for love in all the wrong places at 7am…


    that would be famous jameis to you mr patrick


    and jameis would not solicit. he takes what he wants

    “where all the white women at” – famous jameis after the draft

  36. Ernest T. Bass Says:

    Eric you forgot stealing and Burger King was first, so Publix was no accident. He lied saying he thought FSU players get freebies. College roster is twice the size of NFL. All those freebies for players would costs thousands of dollars each week. Flat out lie, chronic thief. We only know of where he was caught stealing.

    And you forgot about vandalism. First BB gun incident he was handcuffed and warned. Second BB gun incident hours later and $4000 in damage. No remorse for stealing or vandalism.

    Then we can get to accusations of rape from two victims. Pattern of behavior is horrible. Getting rid of evidence. If the tape showed everyone willing, why was it destroyed?

  37. Joe Says:


    Remember that 7 a.m. Phoenix time is 9 a.m. eastern time. Wonder if Sapp’s body clock was still on east coach time?

  38. BoltIsle Says:

    Warren Sapp as the guest of Sheriff Joe Arapio.


  39. armchairGM Says:

    @Joe isn’t this his second time being caught soliciting?

  40. Barry Says:

    Legal advice, Sapp use Winston’s a moan means Yes Defense.

  41. Joe Says:

    @Joe isn’t this his second time being caught soliciting?

    Not sure but was accused of assault on a woman before, but charges dropped.

  42. BucDaddy Says:

    Wow. This sucks for Sapp. This will carry on in the media and the Bucs will not draft character issue Jameis Winston. The Bucs will draft Mariota.

  43. Senor Mofo Says:

    Warren Sapp, Jameis Winston, and a rabbi walk into a bar . . .

  44. passthebuc Says:

    good for him. you have an agreeable buyer and a seller, something that is legal if you pay for a license, (marriage)

    I see no harm. If the government could figure a way to tax it, they would legalize.

  45. Cody Says:

    Jameis Winston is an angel compared to Warren Sapp…

  46. R.O. Says:

    Boy if that was Winston the reaction would be more then “Awwwww shucks poor Sapp!!”

  47. WS99 Says:

    If you think about don’t we all pay for sex? Diner, movie, diamond rings, cash. You know it’s all the same.

  48. Mr. Patrick Says:

    @ WS99
    Allegedley not Jameis Winston. Unless you count the cost of gas in the scooter

  49. Bucs_Sam Says:

    What’s wrong with sap, doesn’t he have enough Kids running around?

  50. WS99 Says:


    Ha! True story. It’s harder for a broke **** to get some *****

  51. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    “During a meeting in the room, an argument ensued, allegedly over money and the altercation turned physical, spilling out into the hallway.”

    Is Warren Sapp a bad tipper or did he get bad service?

  52. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    “boys don’t tip”

  53. Mr. Patrick Says:

    @ LUV
    Maybe it’s all just bad lip service, lol

  54. LUVMYBUCS Says:


  55. WS99 Says:

    Touché lmao

  56. Mr. Patrick Says:

    “Sapp’s got “99” problems and hoes are 1″ – Jay Z

  57. Mike10 Says:

    Everyone’s got a little Johnny Football in ’em

    Hey speaking of Manziel, Joe…

  58. Biggun Says:

    I watched the video…. So 2 women called the po-po about being roughed up…. Are they same ladies he propositioned? Are their asses in jail too?

  59. Simeon Says:

    Sapp had money problems and the nfln gig was probably keeping him afloat, what an idiot. With all the domestic abuse issues in the NFl, no one associated is going to touch this guy. I loved watching ws play, but off the field he is an ahole and a dope.

  60. Rays8jenningsfan Says:

    So, do we really want a QB who would do stupid shit like Sapp just did?

    All I ever his “Sapp had problems, and he did fine…” Well, there’s this just now happening, and the fact that a DT is not held to the same scrutiny of a QB. If Johnny Football were a running back, no one would give a damn, except angry Cleveland fans watching him piss away a career.

  61. Bawlmerbucfan Says:

    The Dolman Law Group (pictured below) may be called on to do some pro bono work.

  62. Mr. Patrick Says:

    @ Bawlmer

  63. pick6 Says:

    February 2nd, 2015 at 6:12 pm
    “During a meeting in the room, an argument ensued, allegedly over money and the altercation turned physical, spilling out into the hallway.”

    Is Warren Sapp a bad tipper or did he get bad service?

    @luvmybucs: maybe he fell asleep afterwards and they tried to charge him for the overnight instead of the hour.

  64. BucIt941 Says:

    Hopefully this is the only negative Bucs past or present news we will get this off season!

  65. D James Says:

    >>Joe Says:
    D James:

    You might be able to find the information you are looking for on a Browns site. This is a Bucs site.

    Hey Joe

    How quickly you forget your torrent of Draft Johnny Manziel posts.
    It’s called humble pie. It goes down easy.

  66. Mr. Patrick Says:

    Bucs Ring Of Honor – Nope

  67. Warren Sapp Was Arrested Monday Morning Says:

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  68. OB Says:

    This is too bad, I enjoyed watching him play football and I enjoyed him on the NFL Network, I guess I will never see him again on a network show as a talent. He knew better and lost a lot, his standard of living just went down the toilet also. too bad for his kids.