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(PHOENIX) — Former NFL great Warren Sapp was arrested by Phoenix police on Monday for allegedly soliciting prostitution and assault, officials confirm to ABC News affiliate KNXV-TV.

The 42-year-old former defensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Oakland Raiders, who had been working for the NFL Network prior to the incident, was arrested at a local hotel on Monday morning on one count of solicitation of a prostitute and two counts of assault, according to KNXV-TV.

Police told the local ABC affiliate that Sapp allegedly met two women in his hotel, then went up to his room, where an altercation took place over money.

Sapp is a seven-time Pro Bowl selection and a Super Bowl champion, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013. He was in Phoenix covering Super Bowl 49, which ended in a 28-24 victory for the New England Patriots.

According to police, he has denied assaulting the women, but allegedly admitted to the act of soliciting prostitution.

The NFL Network has reportedly terminated Sapp in the wake of the allegations.

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