TMZ Sports has just released a video of a portion of Warren Sapp's interview-interrogation associated with his subsequent arrest in Phoenix, Arizona on 2 February 2015 (the day after the Super Bowl) for allegedly soliciting a prostitute.
The above video is shown here because it includes a very telling nonverbal. When one arm (and often this is seen with both arms) is directed laterally (NOT pointed forward) - and usually for more than just a second or two - wherein the armpit is widely exposed (it may of course be covered by clothing), depending on the other nonverbal signals with which it is clustered, it usually indicates one of three emotional states:
1. Alpha Dominance
2. I or We have just been defeated or captured
3. Sexual attraction or sexual fantasy with a component of sexual arousal
Based on the other signals present, which of the above scenarios do you think applies to Warren Sapp in this scenario? How would your decision and body language analysis be influenced by the fact that at the time of this video, Mr. Sapp did not believe he was going to be arrested?
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