Earlier this Spring, Warren Sapp caused a bit of a mediastorm when he claimed (without any evidence to support it) that Jeremy Shockey was the League’s source for all the evidence gathered against the New Orleans Saints for the Bounty Program they perpetrated. NFL Network was forced to release a statement saying that the opinions expressed by Sapp were his own and did not reflect the network’s.
Sapp will be releasing a book titled Sapp Attack: My Story this upcoming August. Sapp pulls no punches and does not hold back from sharing his opinion over the book 300+ pages, according to those who’ve already been able to read it. According to Tampa Bay Times Gary Shelton:
And here he comes again. Sapp, the most colorful, most discussed athlete in Tampa Bay history, is on another one of those brutal, relentless rushes again. One more time, he is loud, and he is profane, and he is stepping on a different set of toes every time you turn a page. You may like it, you may hate it, and you may stay up late laughing about it.
On former Tampa Bay quarterback, Trent Dilfer:
Dilfer … basically was an interception waiting to happen. There were times we practically pleaded with him, ‘We know you’re not going to score a touchdown, but please, just don’t turn it over.
On former defensive linemate, Brad Culpepper:
Now that Whitey (his nickname for Culpepper) also is retired, I’ll confess for him that he was one of the people who did that. He practically bathed in silicone before a game. Trust me, if he had ever tried to hug his wife before a game, she would have slipped right out of his arms and gone straight up in the air.
That last one is funny. Sapp has resorted to “snitching” in order to sell a book and gain a dollar. I wonder how Jeremy Shockey feels about this …
The release of this book comes at a peculiar time for Sapp. He recently filed for bankruptcy and will not be brought back for this upcoming season of Showtime’s Inside the NFL. ProFootBallTalk.com pointed out another interesting aspect of the book:
Perhaps the most intriguing thing about the book is that the cover art features an image of Sapp wearing the Super Bowl ring that, according to his bankruptcy filing, he lost several years ago. Though it’s quite likely that the picture was digitally altered, it’s a detail that Sapp will surely have to explain at some point to one of Sapp’s colleagues in the judiciary.