NFL player Lawrence Okoye arrested during a prostitution sting in Alabama

Lawrence Okoye, a former Olympian and NFL star, has been arrested alongside 12 other men on charges of men soliciting prostitution on in Shelby County.

NFL player Lawrence Okoye arrested during a prostitution sting in Alabama

Lawrence Okoye is a 27 years old born to Nigerian parents who currently plays for Birmingham Iron in the Alliance of American football (AAF).

A police statement said:

“On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force (SCDETF), in partnership with the Hoover Police Department, conducted an undercover reverse prostitution sting, titled Operation Close Out, Round 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 total offenders were previously arrested.

“13 men were arrested and charged with the crime of Soliciting Prostitution.”

Lawrence Okoye competed in the 2012 Olympics for Britain before quitting athletics to pursue an American Football career. He holds the British record in the discus of 68.24 metres.



  1. Was he caught with a lady on bed? Or was caught for being in the environment, either way its wrong. Hope you will be released soon

  2. ‘The crime of soliciting for prostitution”, does it mean he was arrested for supporting prostitution or involving in prostitution. Any way all of them are bad, an American footballer indulging in such, don’t they pay you much? Or are you suffering from over coveteouness?

  3. Is he the only one arrested or along side the prostitute. Anyways don’t let little things destroy ur career

  4. This is quite sad. This is not a good representation of Nigeria. We need to change our behavior.

  5. Very soon you will say that your village people are after you! You see how you are allowing lust to destroy the great talent that you have?

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