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Report: Warren Sapp files for bankruptcy, has lost Super Bowl ring
Tampa Bay Times ^ | 04/07/12 | Tampa Bay Times Staff

Posted on 04/07/2012 8:33:34 AM PDT by shortstop

Former Bucs defensive lineman Warren Sapp has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Florida on claims he has racked up millions in debt, TMZ.com reported Friday.

One of the most surprising claims in Sapp's filing is that lost his 2002 Super Bowl ring from the championship with the Bucs and his 1991 national championship ring from the University of Miami, TMZ reported.

The future Hall of Famer owes more than $6.7 million to various creditors, including hundreds of thousands of dollars in child support payments to at least four women, the celebrity news website reported.

He owes $853,000 to the IRS for 2006 and $89,000 for 2010, it said.

Sapp said he also owes $2,858 in medical bills for "corrective speech and language therapy."

The debts outweigh Sapp's $6.45 million in assets, TMZ reported. The assets will be liquidated as a result of his bankruptcy filing.

Sapp, 39, works for the NFL Network as an analyst after playing in the league for 13 seasons with the Bucs, who drafted him 12th overall in 1995, and the Raiders (2004-07).

He said his current salary with the network is $540,000 per season, but his deal expires in August and he is unsure if the network will extend it, TMZ reported.

In the documents, Sapp lists all his assets, which TMZ reported include:

• 240 pairs of Jordan sneakers and sandals

• Large nude women painting

• Lion skin rug (female lioness)

• Nike golf clubs

• De Grisogono watch (scratch on crystal, nicks and scratches on band)

• Boxing glove signed by Muhammad Ali

It was not clear where Sapp, who went to Apopka High in Central Florida, filed for bankruptcy.


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Another NFL thug who is into redistribution of wealth. (his own)
1 posted on 04/07/2012 8:33:36 AM PDT by shortstop
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To: shortstop

What a sapp.


2 posted on 04/07/2012 8:36:06 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: shortstop

And we should give a crap-—why?


3 posted on 04/07/2012 8:37:15 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: shortstop

My guess is that seventy percent of the guys who spent ten years or more in the NFL....are broke by age 45, and just working for their relatives or lucky to have a job with some high school or college football situation.

The smart guys put their money into some trust fund, and carefully avoided handing out cash left and right to friends. Most are not that much better off than players who played in the 1960s for $12k a year.


4 posted on 04/07/2012 8:37:33 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: shortstop
• 240 pairs of Jordan sneakers and sandals


5 posted on 04/07/2012 8:39:06 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: shortstop

This Sapp was not much of a human being, remembering his attacks on Tim Tebow, on ESPN, as over the top I now know what motivated him, he doesn’t like anyone with any kind of moral fiber. What a waste of a person.


6 posted on 04/07/2012 8:40:45 AM PDT by Rockiette (Democrats are not intelligent)
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To: shortstop

“In the documents, Sapp lists all his assets, which TMZ reported include:

• 240 pairs of Jordan sneakers and sandals

• Large nude women painting” - We can stop right there.

Mr. Sapp, we may never find your beloved footwear, but as for the other missing item, you might want to make some discrete inquiries of Monica Lewinsky’s former, ahem, “employer...”


7 posted on 04/07/2012 8:40:58 AM PDT by MarineDad (Wherever mosques and JDAM's meet, civilization benefits)
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To: shortstop

No sympathy here, either.


8 posted on 04/07/2012 8:41:27 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: shortstop

Wonder if his big mouth can get him out of this. Sapp is a complete coward.


9 posted on 04/07/2012 8:41:38 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: shortstop

” has lost Super Bowl ring”

Translation: either “has hocked” or “has had stolen” by a member of the sort of entourage these clowns always seem to have.


10 posted on 04/07/2012 8:42:16 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: shortstop

It is RACIST to hold Eric Holder’s people to the same standards of behavior and responsibility as everyone else, but don’t you DARE say they are inferior.


11 posted on 04/07/2012 8:44:19 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: shortstop

Dope. 240 pairs of shoes? Nude women painting? WTH?


12 posted on 04/07/2012 8:44:19 AM PDT by albie
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To: shortstop
has lost Super Bowl ring

Like the lady in Maryland who "lost" the lottery ticket.

13 posted on 04/07/2012 8:46:14 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: shortstop
hundreds of thousands of dollars in child support payments to at least four women. . . .

Sapped him of his essence, these women did.

Warren sowed his seed, and now there are a bunch of little Sapplings.

14 posted on 04/07/2012 8:46:23 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (What a Sapp!)
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To: shortstop

What about the Money he owes the IRS? Can that be put on a bankruptcy petition?


15 posted on 04/07/2012 8:46:36 AM PDT by Larry381 ("Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.")
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To: shortstop
One of the most surprising claims in Sapp's filing is that lost his 2002 Super Bowl ring from the championship with the Bucs and his 1991 national championship ring from the University of Miami, TMZ reported.

That's not surprising. He wouldn't want to have to claim them as an asset in the bankruptcy in which his assets will be liquidated. Maybe he'll "find" them later.

16 posted on 04/07/2012 8:47:03 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: shortstop
One of my most memorable pictures is the one of Warren Sapp sucking oxygen at the end of the 1995 Orange Bowl. He had been mouthing off all night and the Huskers wore him down....he's a blow hard plan and simple...making 500K to give opinions....wow!
17 posted on 04/07/2012 8:49:26 AM PDT by conservativehusker (Ben Nelson makes me ashamed to be a Nebraskan. (Kinda like Bill Calahan once did))
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To: shortstop; mikrofon; martin_fierro
Large nude women painting

He's got large nude women painting for him?

I guess they're able to reach the high places better than the small nude women can.

18 posted on 04/07/2012 8:49:39 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (What a Sapp!)
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To: MarineDad; shortstop
> Large nude women painting” - We can stop right there.

My question is: Is it a "large painting of nude women", or a "painting of large nude women"?

The distinction is important. A large painting of nude women may be worth considerably more -- the classical artists often did such paintings. However, a smaller painting of large women who happen to be nude might be more of a... novelty item.

Depending on how "large" the women are, of course. Unless, as MarineDad pointed out, one of them was named Monica...

19 posted on 04/07/2012 8:50:06 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Larry381
"Can that be put on a bankruptcy petition?"

NO any money owed the IRS or Student Loans can not be included in bankruptcy.

20 posted on 04/07/2012 8:50:15 AM PDT by DeaconRed (ZERO supporters are stuck on stupid. . . Always were, always will be. . .)
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To: Charles Henrickson
> He's got large nude women painting for him? I guess they're able to reach the high places better than the small nude women can.

Oh, very good!! (clapping)

21 posted on 04/07/2012 8:51:15 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: pepsionice

I read something not long ago about Jack Lambert, the Steelers linebacker of the 1970s. When his playing days were over, he disappeared from the limelight. It seems that durung his career, he saved, spent and invested wisely to the point where after football, he really didn’t have to work anymore.

And in the 1970s, football players didn’t pull in nearly as much money as players do today.


22 posted on 04/07/2012 8:52:59 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: shortstop
240 pairs of Jordan sneakers and sandals

There are all those birthdays to remember.

23 posted on 04/07/2012 8:53:09 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (What a Sapp!)
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To: shortstop

“hundreds of thousands of dollars in child support payments to at least four women”

Wealth wasn’t all he was distributing.


24 posted on 04/07/2012 8:53:43 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: shortstop

Don’t worry. The Super Bowl ring will be “found” eventually.


25 posted on 04/07/2012 8:54:05 AM PDT by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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To: shortstop
Large nude women painting

Wait. Are we talking about an amply sized woman holding a paint brush or a big painting of a naked woman? Inquiring minds want to know.

26 posted on 04/07/2012 8:56:31 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: Rockiette

This is the guy on Inside the NFL with Chris Collinsworth and Phil Simms. Guess Showtime can’t keep him in enough shoes. Tebow gets the last laugh.

I heard that Patrick Cox of Taxmasters also declared bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is good. Won’t have to see his dumb commercial anymore.


27 posted on 04/07/2012 8:57:00 AM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: conservativehusker
"he's a blow hard plan and simple."

He sure is. I remember when he played for the Bucs. A group of HS Football coaches were invited to watch practice by John Gruden. Sapp (The name sure fits to a "T") came over and gave them a hard time. He was rude to them and just a plain jerk.
I lost respect for Gruden when he didn't do anything about it. He heard it all and apologized to the coaches.

28 posted on 04/07/2012 8:58:07 AM PDT by DeaconRed (ZERO supporters are stuck on stupid. . . Always were, always will be. . .)
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To: shortstop

What an idiot.


29 posted on 04/07/2012 8:59:53 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: freeangel

Because your kids need to know that it is not how much you make but how much you save. Kids think millionaires can’t go broke. Foolish millionaires can and do.

Other than that, sure nobody need care about this one guy. But it is a good opportunity for parents to teach their children who follow football that foolish spending will bankrupt even a millionaire in short order. You never know, it could sink in.


30 posted on 04/07/2012 9:00:40 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: fatnotlazy

Yeah, but did Lambert have 240 pairs of Chuck Taylor’s in his closet?


31 posted on 04/07/2012 9:00:54 AM PDT by 11Bush
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To: 6SJ7; dayglored
Large nude women painting

They arrived shortly after the eight maids a-milking.

32 posted on 04/07/2012 9:00:57 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (What a Sapp!)
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To: shortstop

I guess we’ll be paying to feed, clothe, house and digitally equip him now.

If we aren’t already, under the squeaky clean welfare system.


33 posted on 04/07/2012 9:03:19 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: shortstop
Lion skin rug (female lioness)

As opposed to a male lioness.

This demonstrates Warren's War on Women.

34 posted on 04/07/2012 9:03:28 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (What a Sapp!)
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To: fatnotlazy

Interviews with Jack Lambert show him to be a thinking man.

He did okay on the field.


35 posted on 04/07/2012 9:05:47 AM PDT by lurk
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To: fatnotlazy

“I read something not long ago about Jack Lambert, the Steelers linebacker of the 1970s. When his playing days were over, he disappeared from the limelight. It seems that durung his career, he saved, spent and invested wisely to the point where after football, he really didn’t have to work anymore.”

######

How racist of him.

Liberal logic says that now Mr. Lambert will have to take care of Sapp’s arrogant ass.


36 posted on 04/07/2012 9:08:02 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Charles Henrickson
"Sapped him of his essence, these women did."



37 posted on 04/07/2012 9:09:55 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: fatnotlazy
Well, you gotta admit that Jack Lambert isn't exactly TV material. But he would be interesting in his opinions.
38 posted on 04/07/2012 9:11:37 AM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: shortstop

If Obama had a son who was a bankrupt former NFL player, he would look like Warren Sapp.


39 posted on 04/07/2012 9:16:06 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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lost the ring, as in maybe it is under the sofa?


40 posted on 04/07/2012 9:16:54 AM PDT by isom35
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To: boop

Wonder how the guy got the helmet on over the Halloween mask?


41 posted on 04/07/2012 9:20:03 AM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: EyeGuy

Liberal logic says that now Mr. Lambert will have to take care of Sapp’s arrogant ass.

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I can imagine what Jack would say about that. It wouldn’t be...uh...favorable.


42 posted on 04/07/2012 9:20:50 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: shortstop

I have always dislike Sapp. Now my feeling are confirmed. What kind idiot makes that money and continues to make good bank as a commentator can be this much of a loser.


43 posted on 04/07/2012 9:24:30 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: boop

I love that pic. Thanks.


44 posted on 04/07/2012 9:25:47 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: shortstop

It’s genetic.


45 posted on 04/07/2012 9:30:22 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repub's paid as much attention to Rush Limbaugh as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: shortstop
It was not clear where Sapp, who went to Apopka High in Central Florida, filed for bankruptcy.

And it would probably cost less than $1.00 for them to find out.

46 posted on 04/07/2012 9:34:23 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: Charles Henrickson; shortstop; martin_fierro
including hundreds of thousands of dollars in child support payments to at least four women

Are these the aforementioned large artists formerly in his "employ"?

47 posted on 04/07/2012 9:34:36 AM PDT by mikrofon (That would've been a real 'sweatshop'...)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks shortstop.
...lost his 2002 Super Bowl ring from the championship with the Bucs and his 1991 national championship ring from the University of Miami... owes more than $6.7 million to various creditors, including hundreds of thousands of dollars in child support payments to at least four women... owes $853,000 to the IRS for 2006 and $89,000 for 2010... owes $2,858 in medical bills for "corrective speech and language therapy." ...debts outweigh Sapp's $6.45 million in assets... current salary with the network is $540,000 per season... expires in August... his assets... include... 240 pairs of Jordan sneakers and sandals... Large nude women painting... Lion skin rug (female lioness)... Nike golf clubs... De Grisogono watch (scratch on crystal, nicks and scratches on band)... Boxing glove signed by Muhammad Ali...
And one worthless MegaMillions ticket from the big drawing a week ago.

Nice to know that my lifetime of work has left me with more in the bank than this washed-up loser. Not that he's ever heard of banks. During the summer he'll probably be joining the Occutards.


48 posted on 04/07/2012 9:38:40 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Larry381; Voter#537

Nope, the IRS gets its piece of the action, first, and sometimes (depending on how much is left) only.


49 posted on 04/07/2012 9:42:04 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: shortstop

Maybe Jeremy Shockey will lend him some money.


50 posted on 04/07/2012 9:44:01 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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