In keeping that morality clause trump tight, the NFL Network fired football hall of famer Warren Sapp today after he was arrested Phoenix where he was covering Super Bowl XLIX.
Sapp, 42, was booked by Phoenix police on one count of soliciting prostitution and two counts of assault, both misdemeanor offenses, reports NFL.com.
NFL Network spokesman Alex Riethmiller released a statement putting the nail in Sapp’s employment coffin: “Warren Sapp’s contract has been terminated and he no longer works for NFL Network.” His page was reportedly taken down from the company’s Web site.
Police also released a statement running down the play-by-play from a downtown Phoenix hotel early Monday morning. Cops say they were called regarding a noise disturbance, when a woman came forth to allege she had been assaulted.
Police say the argument was over money, and the altercation got physical. Sapp reportedly admitted to the prostitution but did not cop to any assault.
However, according to Bleacher Report, Sapp faced domestic battery charges in 2010 (in fact on the day before the Super Bowl that year) and again in 2014, but the first case was ultimately dropped.
Whatever his personal shortcoming, Sapp was a bonafide star on the field in his day. He played in the NFL from 1995-2007 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders after a collegiate career with the University of Miami Hurricanes; was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 2013; and was tapped for the Pro Bowl seven times.