Keyshawn Rips Sapp; Mocks ChuckyNovember 7th, 2013
In a wild interview with something called “Bucher and Towny” on KGMZ-FM 95.7 in San Francisco, former Bucs wide receiver and current ESPN NFL analyst Keyshawn Johnson came out firing like a cannon, all wound up about Dolphins punk Richie Incognito.
Keyshawn became so enraged during the interview, he claimed Bucs icon and Keyshawn’s known mortal enemy, Warren Sapp, was no better than Incognito. Keyshawn recounted an episode where defensive lineman Chidi Ahanotu, fed up with what he claimed was Sapp hounding him, challenged Sapp to a throw-down in the middle of the Bucs locker room.
“Chidi Ahanotu played with me in Tampa Bay, and I used to watch Warren Sapp do some similar things to Chidi Ahanotu,” Johnson said. “Now I’m saying this on the record. I used to watch him try to bully Chidi Ahanotu, OK? Because he felt he was more superior than Chidi. So one day, you know what Ahanotu did? He got up and he told him, ‘Get your you-know-what in the middle of the floor right now. I’m tired of it.’
“And at that point guess what Sapp did? He sat down. And everybody else in the locker room, me, the Derrick Brookses, the Brian Kellys, we all said, ‘Good for you, man.’ [Sapp] didn’t want no part of it. And until you stand up for yourself and don’t allow these chumps to do that sort of stuff to you, they’ll keep doing it. That’s the way bullies are.”
Now, of course, Joe has no way to confirm this story. But Joe does know Ahanotu and Sapp were like cat and dog. The two did not get along at all. Joe has heard stunning stories about the two having run-ins both in the locker room, and away from One Buc Palace when their paths crossed in the Tampa night.
Also, Keyshawn dropped a bomb between his tirade against Incognito and Sapp. Keyshawn was thrown off the Bucs midseason in 2003 because he and then-coach Chucky had a poisonous relationship that grew so vile neither could tolerate each other any longer.
Johnson claimed that a year later, Chucky called Keyshawn and tried to talk him in to rejoining the Bucs for what Chucky said was a run for the playoffs.
Playoffs? Remember what those were like?
Keyshawn also had choice words for Dolphins center Mike Pouncey.