In February, Warren Sapp was charged by Arizona authorities with two counts of assault and one count of solicitation, following an incident with two prostitutes that went very wrong for the Hall of Fame defensive tackle. Sapp, who had been in Phoenix to help cover the Super Bowl for the NFL Network, was quickly fired.
On Monday, TMZ posted videos they obtained that show portions of Sapp’s interview with Phoenix police. In the first, he appears very comfortable about sharing details of what happened with the prostitutes, but in the second, he appears upset after being informed that he won’t simply get a citation but must go to jail.
Far from denying that he hired the prostitutes, Sapp provided the following details (some of which can’t be published here):
- He didn’t get a name for either woman
- He met them at a bar and took them to his hotel room
- One prostitute asked for $200, the other asked for “three apiece,” so Sapp “put the $600 on the table”
- At that point, “everybody got naked, so we could do what we do”
- With all of them on a bed, Sapp began taking photos of the prostitutes, “because I’m silly like that sometimes”
- One of the prostitutes was too chatty for his liking, so Sapp crudely suggested she put her mouth to another use
- The other prostitute was already tending to Sapp, so he told the chatty one that she could leave, but the other one asked her to hang around in the bathroom
- At one point, Sapp had been videotaping the encounter, then he put his phone down
- The prostitute still in bed with him asked for a tip, at which point Sapp pointed out that he had agreed to the higher price, and that the other prostitute hadn’t done anything
A police report released in February noted (via the Arizona Republic) that the two women, ages 23 and 34, had told Sapp that they were strippers. From the Republic:
Sapp told police that the 23-year-old asked for additional money for intercourse and began yelling when he refused to pay her more.
“He told her several times that she needed to leave but she was irate,” the report said. “At one point, she used Warren’s phone to call security to his room.”
The woman said she was collecting her belongings when Sapp grabbed her by the arms and threw her into the hallway, the force of which knocked both women down, according to the report.
“I do what I do, but that doesn’t give him the right to put his hands on me,” the 23-year-old told police.
Sapp has denied touching either woman in a violent manner; he could face up to six months in jail if convicted. Mug shots of the two women can be found here.