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British-Nigerian Olympian, Okoye, arrested in prostitution sting

27-year-old Olympian and ex NFL star, Lawrence Okoye, has been arrested in Alabama as part of a prostitution sting.

He was arrested along with 12 other men for soliciting prostitution on Wednesday in Shelby County.

Okoye was tipped for a big future in the NFL as a defensive tackle, but after being let go by the 49ers, he was employed on the practice squads of the Cardinals, New York Jets, Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins before moving to the Montreal Alouettes.

He now plays for Birmingham Iron in the AAF, where he has been aiming to get his career back on track but was arrested even before his first game for the club.

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