Former British Olympian and NFL star, Lawrence Okoye was arrested in Alabama during a prostitution sting
The previous discus thrower, 27, born to Nigerian dad and mom was arrested together with 12 others for males soliciting prostitution on Wednesday in Shelby County.
A police assertion stated: “On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Job Pressure (SCDETF), in partnership with the Hoover Police Division, carried out an undercover reverse prostitution sting, titled Operation Shut Out, Spherical 3.
“The operation was carried out in North Shelby County.
“The operation is a continuation from September 20th, and October 18th, 2018, in which 20 complete offenders have been beforehand arrested.
“13 males have been arrested and charged with the crime of Soliciting Prostitution.”
Okoye who competed in the 2012 Olympics for Britain earlier than quitting athletics to pursue an American Soccer profession, holds the British document in the discus of 68.24 metres.
He presently performs for Birmingham Iron in the Alliance of American soccer (AAF).
Earlier than his arrest, he was picked up by the Iron forward of their first ever match in the AAF. However Okoye missed their conflict with Memphis Specific.
“We realize it,” head coach Tim Lewis stated when confronted about Okoye.
“We’re nonetheless in the method of gathering all the data.