Accusers say Warren Sapp tackled them in February incident

Tuesday April 21st, 2015

The two exotic dancers who were arrested with Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp in February told authorities that Sapp threw them to the ground after a disagreement over payment.

According to a police report, Sapp was at a bar at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Phoenix on Feb. 2 when he started to talk to two women, ages 23 and 34, who said they were strippers at a Las Vegas club.

After inviting them to his room, Sapp told police he paid each woman $300 for sex acts and that he recorded the event on his phone.

He said one of the women began to yell after he refused to pay her more money for intercourse, while the other woman hid in the bathroom. released a video of the police interrogation of the women after they were arrested. One of the women admitted there was a disagreement about money.

“He tackled us together. That’s why my leg hurts,” the woman says in the video.

A police report states that one of the women said that Sapp grabbed her by the arms and threw her out of the room, knocking both women down.

Sapp, 42, faces misdemeanor charges of soliciting prostitution and two counts of assault.

Sapp was fired from his analyst job with the NFL Network after his arrest. The 23-year old woman is facing a prostitution charge, and the 34-year-old was cited for violating Phoenix’s escort permit requirements.

- Scooby Axson

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