Ex-NFL Star Arrested in Prostitution Sting

Former NFL running back Cedric Cobbs, 34, was arrested on a charge of first-degree promoting prostitution, Arkansas Online reports.

Cobbs was booked at Pulaski County Jail on a single misdemeanor charge with a bail amount listed at $500.

He has since been released.

According to an arrest report, Cobbs drove a woman to Americas Best Value Inn & Suites in Maumelle, Arkansas. Reportedly, she had an arrangement with an undercover police officer “to have sex for money.”

Cobbs was arrested in the parking lot as he waited for the woman.

Cedric Cobbs

Police say they found a pipe used to smoke methamphetamine in the vehicle’s console along with a second pipe, prescription pills and meth in the woman’s purse.

Cobbs was one of nine people arrested late Thursday-early Friday morning by the Pulaski County sheriff’s office on prostitution-related charges.

In October, the former pro athlete was indicted in federal court for dealing prescription pain medications. Cobbs was also arrested in 2013 for attempting to obtain pills with a fake prescription. He was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty last year to misdemeanor fleeing and drug fraud.

Cobbs played for the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos.