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09:50  12 february  2019
09:50  12 february  2019 Source:   si.com

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BRITISH Olympian and former NFL star Lawrence Okoye has been arrested in Alabama as part of a prostitution sting . The former discus thrower, 27, competed in the 2012 Olympics for Team GB before quitting athletics to pursue an American Football career. Shelby County Drug Enforcement

Lawrence Okoye , London 2012 Olympian and former NFL hopeful, was one of 13 people arrested in a prostitution sting in Alabama. An academy player at both Wasps and London Irish, Okoye opted to focus on the discus and he competed in London 2012, finishing 12th.

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Olympic discus thrower and former NFL player Lawrence Okoye was arrested with 12 other men for soliciting prostitution. The bust took place last Wednesday by the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force in Alabama.

Okoye, 27, plays defensive tackle for the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football. He was released after posting $1,000 bail on Thursday, but missed the Iron's season-opening win against the Memphis Express on Sunday.

"We've been made aware of it. We are in the process of gathering all the information," Iron head coach Tim Lewis told AL.com ahead of the contest on Friday.

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British Olympian and former NFL star Lawrence Okoye has been arrested in Alabama as part of a prostitution sting . The former discus thrower, 27, competed in the 2012 Olympics for Britain before quitting athletics to pursue an American Football career. Okoye was arrested along with 12 other for

Former British discus thrower Lawrence Okoye , who later went to the US to embark on an NFL career, has been arrested in Alabama on suspicion of being linked to prostitution . The former Olympian was employed on the practice squads of the Cardinals, New York Jets, Chicago Bears and Miami

Okoye is the British record-holder in discus with his best throw of 68.24 meters. He represented Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Despite having no previous football experience, Okoye attempted to play in the NFL. He went undrafted, but later signed with the 49ers. He never appeared in a regular-season NFL game, but had practice-squad stints with the Jets, Cowboys, Bears, and Dolphins.

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