A prostitution sting set up by Miami police caught a defensive end for the Tennessee Titans, Adewale Ojomo, in its net. Ojomo, 25, and a native of South Florida, was arrested and taken to jail on Friday morning. His bail has been set at $500 for the misdemeanor offense of solitication of a prostitute.
The arrest report states that during the sting, which was set up in an area of Miami that is well-known as a place for prostitution, Ojomo drove up to an undercover detective in his 2013 white Lexus and offered her $100 to have sexual intercourse with him. Ojomo asked the detective if she had any condoms, to which she answered that she did not. As Ojomo was preparing to drive to a store close by in order to purchase condoms, police arrested him.
Ojomo was signed to the Tennessee Titans practice squad in December of last year. Although he did not appear in any games for the Titans, Tennessee did sign him to a reserve/futures contract at season end.
Previously, the undrafted free agent played one game with the New York Giants and played on the Seattle Seahawks and the Buffalo Bills practice squads. Prior to that, from 2008 – 11, he played college ball for the Miami Hurricanes, recording 9.5 sacks and 79 tackles for the University of Miami. Coming out of Hialeah High School in Florida, Ojomo was ranked by the Orlando Sentinel as the No. 72 player in the state.
The Seahawks had no comment except to say that they are aware of the situation.
Adewale Ojomo, is not the only NFL player to find himself stung by police after soliciting prostitution. Cleveland Browns linebacker Quentin Groves, 29, was arrested on April 17, 2013, when he responded to an online ad by a prostitute who promised “full service.” Groves was arrested at a Cleveland hotel by police, who had placed the prostitution ad themselves. Before going to the hotel, Groves spoke to an undercover detective on the phone and agreed to pay her for an hour of her time and extra money for performing an additional sexual act. He was one of 14 men arrested in the sting. At the time of his arrest, Groves had a box of Magnum condoms and just shy of $200.00 with him.
Groves was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2008. He spent his college career playing for the Auburn Tigers. During the 2007 college football season, Groves was placed on the Chuck Bednarik Award, Ted Hendricks Award, and Bronko Nagurski Trophy watchlists. At Auburn he was known as a sack specialist, and is tied for Auburn’s career sack record with 26 sacks. Out of high school, Groves was rated by ESPN as the number three defense end in the country. He was also named to the ESPN.com/Tom Lemming Top 100, the USA Today All-USA second-team, and the Orlando Sentinel’s Super Southern 100.
Quentin Groves married Treska Baptiste on July 31, 2006, just before he began his junior year of college. The couple have two sons.
By Jennifer Pfalz