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UPDATE: Warren Sapp Arrest Involves 2 ‘Escorts’; Suspended from NFL Network

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Warren Sapp visits the Hennessy Lounge At The W Scottsdale at W Scottsdale on January 29, 2015 in Scottsdale, Arizona

Warren Sapp visits the Hennessy Lounge At The W Scottsdale at W Scottsdale on January 29, 2015 in Scottsdale, Arizona

UPDATE:

TMZ is reporting that two women are involved in Warren Sapp’s arrest for soliciting a prostitute.

The two women told police they were at the hotel “as escorts” and went to Sapp’s room, where an argument broke out over money. The women claim the argument turned physical and spilled out into the hallway. Cops say the women had injuries consistent with a struggle.

Regarding Sapp, officials said “he was questioned and admitted involvement in the act of prostitution, but denied assaulting the females.”

Both women involved in the incident received citations from police — one for prostitution, the other for a violation of the City’s escort permit requirements. Both women were released.

Meanwhile, Sapp has been suspended indefinitely from the NFL Network without pay pending the outcome of the investigation, according to NFL Network spokesman Alex Riethmiller.

 

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NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp was up early after the Super Bowl, but not too early for the cops.

The former NFL star was arrested at 7 a.m. Monday morning in Phoenix, accused of soliciting a prostitute, reports TMZ.

The hotel where Sapp was staying told TMZ through a rep that they were “contacted by the Phoenix Police Dept. today in a matter involving a guest. We are cooperating with police as they look into the situation since it is an active investigation. We have no further comment.”

Sapp was also arrested for assault, but no further details about the allegation were given.

Warren Sapp's mug shot - Feb. 2, 2015

Warren Sapp’s mug shot – Feb. 2, 2015

Sapp was in the Phoenix area to cover Super Bowl XLIX for the NFL Network. The arrest may have already affected his employment there. The channel took down his biography from the official “On-Air Talent” list on its website, and one source said Sapp’s future with the network is “not looking good.”

Sapp has arrests in the past — both of which were on charges of domestic battery in 2010 and 2014. The charges were dropped in the 2010 case.

TMZ previously reported that before the Super Bowl, local officials warned folks they would be cracking down on prostitution.

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  1. ladyellle

    February 3, 2015 at 8:04 am

    BIG AZZ DUMMY!!!

    Blow a good job for an escort???

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Dallas Man Robbed, Killed After Meeting ‘Catfish’ in Houston, Family Says

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*The family of a Dallas man who was killed during a suspected robbery say they have lost faith in the police working the case. 

Deonte Hicks, 27, reportedly drove to Houston to meet a woman he met online — but police say he was robbed and killed. The family believes he was a victim of catfishing — when a person pretends to be someone else on social media, usually with sinister intentions. 

Hicks was fatally shot on May 10, while standing outside of his car after being lured to the 1000 block of Centre Parkway, according to Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department, per PEOPLE. After the slaying, two unknown Black males were seen fleeing on foot “in an unknown direction of travel,” the Crime Stoppers release says. 

READ MORE: Viral Squirrel Does the ‘Dope Nod’ after Getting High Off of Old Pears (Watch)

No arrests have been made, and the family says the police aren’t doing enough to find Hicks’ killer(s).  

“It has not been a top priority,”  said his mother, Aleshia King. “My family and I, we’ve gone to Houston headquarters to talk to detectives. I’ve called a million times. Nothing has been done. I’ve been passed off to the next person. I’ve been given the runaround. Nothing done.”

Hicks leaves behind a 4-year-old daughter. 

“Very, very loving father. Kind person,” said his aunt Tamara Peterson. “It has not been a top priority. My family and I, we’ve gone to Houston headquarters to talk to detectives. I’ve called a million times. Nothing has been done. I’ve been passed off to the next person. I’ve been given the runaround. Nothing done.”

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Florida Woman Charged with Shooting Police Says 911 Call Proves Her Innocence [VIDEO]

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*It seems anytime Black folks exercise their gun rights under Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, they end up in jail. 

Some might say the law was specifically designed to give white folks the right to kill Black citizens, while at the same time entrap Blacks who to attempt to defend themselves (against suspected white supremaicts). 

Case in point… back in September, a Black woman named Diamonds Ford was charged with attempted murder for shooting a member of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office SWAT team. She mistook him for an intruder after he didn’t immediately identify himself while serving a warrant at her home.

Ford has stated, through her attorney, that the 911 phone call she made during the perceived threat on her home proves that she was acting in defense, according to News4Jax.

READ MORE: Ben Crump to Announce Suit Against Local Jacksonville HOA for Harassment Over Back Lives Matter flag

Here’s more from NewsOne:

Ford, 28, and her fiance’ Anthony Gantt were sleeping when they were awakened by the sound of glass shattering, her lawyer, Stephen Kelly, told News 4 JAX. He said she was unaware the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) was executing a high-risk search warrant when she shot her gun through a window in purported self-defense and hit an officer. It was only afterward when JSO identified itself, the 911 call shows.

Ford asked the dispatcher to “send somebody” because “someone is shooting.”

Listen to the 911 call via the Twitter post above.

Even though she was simply standing her ground (as Florida law states), Ford has been charged with attempted murder. She is confident that the recording of her 911 call will prove her innocence. 

“She had no idea it was law enforcement in her home. Once they made their announcement she complied,” said her attorney Stephen Kelly

Her case is yet another example of the police department creating another criminal by forcing someone to defend their home. 

Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump noted in a Twitter post: “Diamonds Ford feared for her life!! This sadly reminds me of the night police killed Breonna Taylor in her home. Cops stormed into Diamonds’ home BEFORE they announced themselves, and she fired in self-defense!!”

Taylor was killed by law enforcement while they were serving a no-knock warrant on her home in Louisville, Kentucky, earlier this year.

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Megan Thee Stallion’s Ex-Bestie Kelsey Nicole Responds to Diss on New Album

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*Megan Thee Stallion dropped her debut album last week titled, “Good News,” and on the opening song “Shots Fired,” she takes aim at ex-boyfriend Tory Lanez and her ex-best friend, Kelsey Nicole.

Now, Kelsey has responded on social media, confirming that she and Meg are no longer friends following the shooting incident with Lanez back in July. The Canadian-born rapper is accused of shooting at Megan’s feet several times during an argument following a pool party with Kylie Jenner. He reportedly told her to “Dance B*tch” while firing and wounding her.

We previously reported… Lanez has been charged with one felony count each of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, personal use of a firearm, and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm, per PEOPLE.

READ MORE: Tory Lanez: Rapper Pleads Not Guilty in Megan Thee Stallion Shooting Case

 

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Lanez is also facing a “gun allegation and that he personally inflicted great bodily injury,” the DA’s office said in a press release in October.

Kelsey was with Megan on the night of the shooting and their relationship has reportely been strained ever since. Recent screenshots of Kelsey’s comments show her shading the “WAP” rapper; in one, she replied to someone quoting lyrics from “Shots Fired,” writing,: “Lol I would never want a soul like hers. Face & body don’t mean shit. Relax.”

In another verse of the track, Megan raps “Who you takin’ shots at, goofy-ass bitch?/Watchin’ me succeed from your knees, suckin’ dick/I know you want attention from the n****s that I get/I’m a steak, you a side plate, shrimp, stay in your place.” To which Kelsey replied, “The most weirdo sh*t she could’ve ever said,” in response to the verse. 

Lanez allegedly offered hush money to both Kelsey and Meg, which the hip-hop star confirmed in her new interview with GQ: “This [is] like right in the middle of all the protesting. Police are just killing everybody for no reason, and I’m thinking, ‘I can’t believe you even think I want to take some money. Like, you just shot me.’”

Lanez took to Twitter in October to react to the felony charges he’s facing over the incident.

“the truth will come to the light,” he wrote. “I have all faith in God to show that … love to all my fans and people that have stayed true to me & know my heart … a charge is not a conviction . If you have supported me or meg thru this , I genuinely appreciate u.”

Megan has not yet addressed her fallout with Kelsey.

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