Warren Sapp through the years

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PHOENIX – In the early morning hours before NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp's arrest on assault and solicitation of prostitution charges, hotel guests at the Phoenix downtown Renaissance awoke to what they believed to be an argument and physical altercation in a hotel hallway, Yahoo Sports has learned.
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2003 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Warren Sapp kissing the Vince Lombardi Trophy during a Super Bowl victory celebration in Tampa, Fla. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2003 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Warren Sapp kissing the Vince Lombardi Trophy during a Super Bowl victory celebration in Tampa, Fla. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2003 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Warren Sapp kissing the Vince Lombardi Trophy during a Super Bowl victory celebration in Tampa, Fla. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2006, file photo, Oakland Raiders' Warren Sapp yells toward the crowd during a break in action against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. Sapp was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2006, file photo, Oakland Raiders' Warren Sapp yells toward the crowd during a break in action against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. Sapp was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2006, file photo, Oakland Raiders' Warren Sapp yells toward the crowd during a break in action against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. Sapp was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2003 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Warren Sapp tries to get the crowd going in the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff against the San Francisco 49ers' in Tampa, Fla. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2003 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Warren Sapp tries to get the crowd going in the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff against the San Francisco 49ers' in Tampa, Fla. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2003 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Warren Sapp tries to get the crowd going in the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff against the San Francisco 49ers' in Tampa, Fla. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, File)
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2000 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp (99) reaches up and sacks New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe, right, during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2000 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp (99) reaches up and sacks New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe, right, during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2000 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp (99) reaches up and sacks New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe, right, during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2006, file photo, Oakland Raiders' Warren Sapp yells toward the crowd during a break in action against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. Sapp was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2006, file photo, Oakland Raiders' Warren Sapp yells toward the crowd during a break in action against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. Sapp was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2006, file photo, Oakland Raiders' Warren Sapp yells toward the crowd during a break in action against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. Sapp was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2003 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Warren Sapp tries to get the crowd going in the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff against the San Francisco 49ers' in Tampa, Fla. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2003 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Warren Sapp tries to get the crowd going in the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff against the San Francisco 49ers' in Tampa, Fla. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2003 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Warren Sapp tries to get the crowd going in the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff against the San Francisco 49ers' in Tampa, Fla. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2000 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp (99) reaches up and sacks New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe, right, during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2000 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp (99) reaches up and sacks New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe, right, during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2000 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp (99) reaches up and sacks New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe, right, during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2006, file photo, Oakland Raiders' Warren Sapp yells toward the crowd during a break in action against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. Sapp was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2006, file photo, Oakland Raiders' Warren Sapp yells toward the crowd during a break in action against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. Sapp was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2006, file photo, Oakland Raiders' Warren Sapp yells toward the crowd during a break in action against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. Sapp was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2003 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Warren Sapp tries to get the crowd going in the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff against the San Francisco 49ers' in Tampa, Fla. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2003 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Warren Sapp tries to get the crowd going in the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff against the San Francisco 49ers' in Tampa, Fla. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2003 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Warren Sapp tries to get the crowd going in the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff against the San Francisco 49ers' in Tampa, Fla. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2000 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp (99) reaches up and sacks New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe, right, during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2000 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp (99) reaches up and sacks New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe, right, during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2000 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp (99) reaches up and sacks New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe, right, during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2006, file photo, Oakland Raiders' Warren Sapp yells toward the crowd during a break in action against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. Sapp was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2006, file photo, Oakland Raiders' Warren Sapp yells toward the crowd during a break in action against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. Sapp was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2006, file photo, Oakland Raiders' Warren Sapp yells toward the crowd during a break in action against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. Sapp was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2003 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Warren Sapp tries to get the crowd going in the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff against the San Francisco 49ers' in Tampa, Fla. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2003 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Warren Sapp tries to get the crowd going in the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff against the San Francisco 49ers' in Tampa, Fla. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2003 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Warren Sapp tries to get the crowd going in the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff against the San Francisco 49ers' in Tampa, Fla. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2000 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp (99) reaches up and sacks New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe, right, during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2000 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp (99) reaches up and sacks New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe, right, during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2000 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp (99) reaches up and sacks New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe, right, during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2003 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Warren Sapp tries to get the crowd going in the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff against the San Francisco 49ers' in Tampa, Fla. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2003 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Warren Sapp tries to get the crowd going in the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff against the San Francisco 49ers' in Tampa, Fla. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2003 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Warren Sapp tries to get the crowd going in the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff against the San Francisco 49ers' in Tampa, Fla. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2000 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp (99) reaches up and sacks New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe, right, during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2000 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp (99) reaches up and sacks New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe, right, during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2000 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp (99) reaches up and sacks New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe, right, during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. Sapp is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

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