Sapp Says He Would Fight ShockeyJune 22nd, 2012
Talk about a pay-per-view Joe would fork over good money to see. It seems Warren Sapp is ready to get into a bare-knuckles street brawl with Jeremy Shockey.
Now Sapp is good with Shockey in the aftermath of Sapp fingering Shockey as the Saints Bountygate snitch, but if Shockey ain’t good with Sapp, well, No. 99 will throw down, so Sapp told sports radio 98.5 in Boston, via Deadspin.com. Here’s an excerpt:
On if Shockey is OK with him:
“The two times I’ve seen him I haven’t had a problem with him, but if he does we can go out in the grass and get it over with. … I don’t have a problem with getting my knuckles a little scarred up.”
On reporting the information from his source:
“It isn’t something that I’m running from or hiding from or anything like that. It is what it is. You’ve got a source that gives you information, you’re gonna go with it. It’s simple, because I’m not a reporter. My boss made that clear to me. Got it. Check. You won’t have to worry about it again. Some things you don’t share, some things you do.”
The whole Shockey-snitch thing with Sapp cracks Joe up. Joe gets that the NFL Network doesn’t want Sapp “reporting” anymore, but Joe thinks that’s a bit of a joke. Sapp’s got a load of sources around the league and certainly he should be able to tap those and run any information he gets by the NFL Network producers.
And Joe really does hope Sapp and Shockey settle any score — if there is one — in a steel cage match on pay-per-view. Sapp certainly could use the money, and Joe could use a great laugh from the weigh-in shenanigans.