Super Bowl prostitution sting leads to 178 catches

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office arrested 178 people during the 13th annual National Johns Suppression Initiative, which ran Jan. 18 to Feb. 5, Super Bowl Sunday.

According to the Houston Chronicle, it was the highest total of they 30 participating agencies nationwide.

 “I’m exceedingly proud to lead the nation in targeting sex buyers and traffickers during this annual initiative,”Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. “Houston was home to Super Bowl 51. As we welcomed the world to our city, we made it clear that there is no place for victimization and sexual exploitation.”

Among those who responded to a fake ad posted on Craigslist was Houston sports agent Randal “Randy” Hendricks, whose company, Hendricks Sports Management represented former pitching greats like Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte, according to

Based upon the craigslist ad, 71-year-old Hendricks, allegedly went to the Greenspoint Hilton expecting to pay $80 for sex, but was met by a female sheriff’s deputy.

He posted $500 bail and is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 21.