The Alliance of American Football league is making its debut tomorrow. The league is making headlines on Friday because one of their players was arrest in a prostitution sting.
Birmingham Iron defensive tackle, Lawrence Okoye, was busted with 12 others by the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force in Alabama. Complicating things further for the 27-year-old former rugby and track star is the fact that he’s married.
Lawrence Okoye, 27, and 12 others were snared in an operation by the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force, the team’s third phase of the ongoing probe since September. He is a British track and field star and holds the British record in the discus event. He previously played rugby, as well, and was named one of 10 players to watch by AL.com as the Iron begins its first season.
Okoye – listed on the Iron roster as a 6-foot-6, 311-pound defensive lineman from Croydon, England – has no college football experience. He is a former rugby player and track star, who finished 12th in the discus in the 2012 Summer Olympics. Okoye was signed by the San Francisco 49ers in 2013, but suffered a preseason injury, and he has since spent time on the practice squad with the Cardinals, Jets and Cowboys and has been on the roster and later cut by the Bears and Dolphins.
He was arrested Wednesday, and released from the Shelby County Jail Thursday after posting $1,000 bond.
Okoye might have some issues to work out, because when you see his wife you will definitely be confused as to why he was soliciting prostitutes. On the other hand AAF is off to a scorching hot start.
See Okoye’s wife Pippa Burke below:
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