NFL Network Fires Warren Sapp

February 2nd, 2015


Joe isn’t sure if former Bucs great and Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp has bailed himself out of an Arizona jail yet. If he hasn’t, he is in for a rude awakening when he hits the street.

The NFL Network has fired Sapp, per

Sapp, per, was employed at NFL Network for $560,000 a year on his previous contract. He had been working on a new deal as of August 2014.

Sapp was pinched this morning in a downtown Phoenix hotel for solicitation — for which he confessed, per police reports — and to assaulting two women who received injuries.

65 Responses to “NFL Network Fires Warren Sapp”

  1. canadian bucsfan Says:

    Loved watching him play but he is a complete idiot!!!!

  2. 87ForJameisNOMariota Says:


  3. nybucsfan424 Says:

    outcalls only Sapp !! SMH

  4. rayjay1122 Says:

    All because he had a fight over the cost of the trim. LOL what a moron!!! I guess he will be having to settle for some $20 Nebraska Ave. meth heads from now on! LOL

  5. Pirate Marcus Says:

    He’ll resurface as Winston’s life coach.

  6. Posey99 Says:

    I love how the two Warren Sapp articles are cramed between the Jameis Watch. Talent isn’t just talent anymore. The NFL is as big a deal as ever. Players are role models and it’s extremely important they are setting an example. If the sapp charges hold true, he may never resurface on a TV broadcast again.

  7. Pickgrin Says:

    Warren, Warren. Warren. (SMH).

    All you had to do was pay for services rendered. But instead your cheap ass apparently wanted to argue for the 2 for 1 discount and then started slapping the working girls around. That’s a No-No-No.

    NO more cushy $1/2M per year job.
    NO more $.
    NO more respect from anyone who still had some for you.

    If you ask me – Its a simple matter of Karma. What comes around goes around. I met you once briefly and you were a totally conceited jerk for no reason at all. I’ve heard dozens of 1st hand accounts that were exactly the same and bet there are thousands of times you have treated people like crap for no reason – just because that’s how Warren Sapp roles.

    So thanks for the onfield efforts and helping the Bucs win a Super Bowl. You were one of the best DTs to ever play the game for a period of about 6-7 years there and I really enjoyed watching you play on Sundays. But your lack of compassion and honor and humility as a person and inability to follow the Golden Rule sounds like it is definitely starting to come home to roost now.

    Good Luck with that.

  8. Eric Says:

    Maybe they wanted to charge him by the pound.

  9. bucrightoff Says:

    Welcome to ESPN Warren.

  10. SteveK Says:

    Johny Manziel better send Sapp a gift basket for taking the attention off himself

  11. WS99 Says:

    And to think that if the SB was played in the next state over it would be totally legal. I thought it was legal in AZ too, at least some parts. Oh well guess im going to Colorado to be a DL coach. I like the laws in CO.

  12. rayjay1122 Says:


    While I agree with you about Colorado, I think his biggest transgression was assault. You can discreetly get escort services all over the country but you have to be able and willing to pay the price. No pay = no play.

  13. Stpetebucsfan Says:


    That was spot on! Karma indeed! Saves me from boring folks with a long post because you captured it all in that post.

  14. Stpetebucsfan Says:


    Johny Manziel better send Sapp a gift basket for taking the attention off himself

    And Joe can add the card to go with that basket!

  15. WS99 Says:

    You see what had happened was, see what had happened, see uhm i knew I was in trouble when I stripped and they both looked at me and said “that’s it?!” Then they kept laughing at me and I got made and told them to leave but they wouldn’t so I shoved them out the room and they saw a cop and snitched me out. Snitches get stitches. Plus my pre-paid discover card got rejected. It’s a simple misunderstanding. See what we have here is a failure to communicate.

  16. WS99 Says:

    Btw, can I borrow $1500?

  17. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Sapp lived on the edge….not surprised….very sad….very sad indeed!!!

  18. ChanEpic Says:

    I’m sorry Joe. I am having trouble finding the FACEPALM button on your site.

    Great googley moogley Sapp.

  19. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Ya’ll got my side hurting…lol

  20. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:


    I love it. I’m sure didn’t mean to do it, but Shameis fits right in with Sapp on many different levels. I am 100% confident we will not draft this P.O.S. of a human being.

    Back to Sapp tho, What a shame. Just pay the woman and none of this would have happened. I’m sure he will find a job somewhere but it won’t be for over 500k a year for a long time.

  21. rayjay1122 Says:



  22. FanOfBucs Says:

    Sapp is a grown man.

    Toss aside the Puritan bs and what do you have?

    Guys like sex. Big freakish development.

    I think most of us adults could care less.

  23. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    If you’ve noticed Derrick Brooks has kinda kept, his distance from Sapp-since his retirement. If you remember at his (HOF) speech at One Buc last year. Everyone was like where’s DB. That wasn’t the 1st time either.

    Lol DB knew Sapp, would eventually get into something; can you blame him though?

    Most of us have associates that we’re cool with. But– because of their wild ways, temper, etc–we keep our distance.

  24. WS99 Says:

    Anybody got brad culpeppers number? I need an aggressive lawyer that will help pro-bono.

  25. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Hope the brotha lands on his feet though.

  26. Howard Cosell Says:

    Doesn’t Culpepper do those mens clothing commercials?

  27. Pickgrin Says:

    I doubt many care that much that he was paying prostitute(s) for sex FOB. But both girls apparently had visible signs of physical abuse according to police. Its just the whole scenario. I’m sure the girls must have known they would get in trouble for Prostitution when they called police – but they did it anyway – which tells me that the “assault” was at least somewhat serious.

    Disappointment in Warren’s behavior has little to do with “Puritan bs” – Its more like “What a dumbass who somewhat represents the Bucs and just totally screwed himself” than anything..

  28. 87ForJameisNOMariota Says:

    Another case of I don’t give a shyte what you do off the field.

    Thanks for the memories Warren.

  29. Sam Says:

    “Toss aside the Puritan bs…”

    I sure wish our country could. This is really a non-story or at least it should be.

  30. Dave Says:

    One of the greatest Bucs of all time and the biggest douche in Bucs history.

    This should be absolutely no surprise to anyone

  31. Greg Says:

    Nice to see bad things happen to bad people

  32. WS99 Says:


    Just remember this bad guy brought you a championship meanwhile your “nice guy” can’t get you more than 5 wins. So there’s that….


  33. Cannuckbuc Says:

    thank God for Derrick Brooks

  34. Mr. Patrick Says:

    @ Pickgrin WS99
    Both nailed it

  35. Eric Says:

    On the other hand 55 loves Jameis whose personality is about as opposite of Sapp as you can get.

    I wonder if the two prostitutes were trying to roll Sapp.

    My belief is its nonsense and let the man be.

    It is amazing how people love to be all high and mighty and enjoy watching a man fall.

    Not me.

  36. Rob Says:

    “I wonder if the two prostitutes were trying to roll Sapp.

    My belief is its nonsense and let the man be. ”

    This is exactly the same kind of blame-the-victim crap people have been using to write off Winston’s ‘antics.’

    Your belief is irrelevant, the guy got arrested and probably did it. It’s not like he doesn’t have a long history of idiocy. The courts and lawyers will have to sort it out from here on.

  37. nano107 Says:

    When u r cheap and a low class piece of crap this happens to you. This guy doesn’t tip when out and he treats service staff like crap. Karma!!!

  38. 87ForJameisNOMariota Says:

    Rob…yer back.

    Can you tell me which mock drafts say that Mariota is more pro ready than Winston?

  39. DayOnePaul Says:

    Didn’t this battery on a woman stuff just happen with Sapp and a woman just a few years ago? Warren, I understand that despite your fame and financial wherewithal, you seemingly can’t keep a girlfriend. I mean, you’re ugly AND obnoxious. But please, solicit the high-end hookers and just pay the freight. Pick up crack whores, and when they find out who you are, the price is gonna go up. Then your simple mind starts (continues) making horrible decisions. Oh, that’s right. You’ve never made a good decision in your life. Jiminy Christmas! Wiki yourself sometime for a laugh. Don’t make me break out the cam-corder tape of this clown going out of his way to intimidatingly and vulgarly confront an autograph seeker who was standing right beside me, at a charity golf tournament a few years ago, while wielding a golf club over his shoulder. Scary scene. Everybody’s got a “Sapp being a dick with fans” story. But that’s why Derrick Brooks will always be loved in this town, and Sapp will always be scorned.

    Sapp’s life.

  40. 87ForJameisNOMariota Says:

    Without Warren the Bucs don’t win a SB and that my friends is a fact, like it or not.

  41. cmurda Says:

    99% of prostitutes have freaking “visible signs of injuries”. I’m not ready to convict him of assault in the court of public opinion. With that said, he admitted to solicitation and that alone basically means you just threw your job away. I’m a dude and I know what we all want but that’s a lose-lose game there. You guys remember the secret service drama? The moral of both stories is if this is your thing, you know the price going into it and like it or not your ass better pay it.

  42. Eric Says:

    Well I’m not quite prepared to totally believe every word the prostitutes say.

    Could be another side to the story that hasn’t yet been told.

    Even if true I don’t find it to be a big deal. Those two went to sapps room to break the law too. Hard for me to drum up much sympathy.

    But you crusaders continue your cause and all.

  43. cmurda Says:

    P.S. The comments on deadspin on the article are absolutely hysterical.

  44. Eric Says:

    On a smarts note it was really stupid to tell the police all about it. keeping his mouth shut would have been very wise.

    Or maybe “yeah officer this two woman came back to my room but I had no idea they were prostitutes. They were fine when they left here.”

  45. SuperSam Says:

    Bad timing for the Winston fans, yikes.

  46. Posey99 Says:

    “87ForJameisNOMariota Says:
    February 2nd, 2015 at 10:49 pm
    Without Warren the Bucs don’t win a SB and that my friends is a fact, like it or not.”

    Most likely a true statement. However, it’s factual that children who idealize sports stars will in some cases mimic their behavior. Much more important issue than winning a Super Bowl.

  47. Warrenfb12 Says:

    Are we just going to start firing anyone who’s accused of anything? What happened to due process? Isn’t this the United States of America? Where are we heading as a society?

  48. ddneast Says:

    Great football but not a nice person.

  49. lurker Says:

    “However, it’s factual that children who idealize sports stars will in some cases mimic their behavior.”

    really? where is that evidence? i think the home environment has a bigger influence on a child than a sports star.

    baseless belief, just like violence in video games influences people to be violent.


  50. Posey99 Says:


    You’re 100% correct the home environment is the most important I couldn’t agree with you more. Unfortunaly there’s growing cases of little positive influence in households. Sports and after school programs become the only positive activity the child is involved in. Nfl in the community isn’t just a PR thing it’s making real life changes and influencing kids in underprivileged communities.

  51. Posey99 Says:


  52. Luther Says:

    @Posey I don’t think I commented in this thread

  53. Luther Says:

    I agree with lurker too. I grew up in the hood and NEVER looked to sports stars as role models. My parents, aunts, uncles and grand-parents were my role models. They worked hard and expected me to work hard. I had my first job at 15. I made plenty of mistakes but they were all mine, not due to someone else’s influence.

  54. Rob Says:

    Sorry 87, haven’t seen any that specifically say Mariota’s better than Winston, but I’ve seen two that call Mariota the best QB prospect since Luck. I suppose it’s implied though. I didn’t bookmark them and it was a week or two ago… If I run across any again, I’ll be sure to track you down and let you know since you seem really hung up on this.

  55. Connor Says:

    It’s weird how he stayed out of trouble when he played for the Bucs but since his retirement he’s had so many issues.

  56. MC Sappahoe Says:

    Old Mr sapp could always go work with crack smoking (allegedly………..) Michael Irvin!!! Heck they both love they’re hookers and he still has a job!!!

  57. BigMacAttack Says:

    Bucs new D line coach.
    Just Win Baby!!!

  58. BigMacAttack Says:

    Can we also replace Roger with Condoleeza.

  59. MC Sappahoe Says:

    @BigMacAttack that’s brilliant!!! He might be actually very valuable there but is he a distraction?? Next thing ya know McCoy is smacking women at 6am up all night thinking the coke is part of the price…. Ohhhh no no no!!!!

  60. Todd Says:

    And joe wants another trouble maker in winston ?

  61. Max Says:


  62. FortMyersDave Says:

    Sapp was a great player on the field but he was always a bit of an @-hole off of the field dating back to his days at Tampa and the U down in Coral Gables and probably all the way back to his days over in Apopka… The Bucs were lucky that he slid to 12th in the draft due to red flags arising about him failing some drug tests around combine time; some say that they were intentionally leaked so that Sapp would fall past Philly and to the Bucs; I guess we can ask Sam Wyche about that. When he was a Buc it was pretty much known from day one that Sapp was one Buc who did not want to interact with any fans (except perhaps the busty ones that look like the Arizona State coeds that Joe mentioned in the past week’s articles); he was simply an @-hole off of the field especially when compared to other Bucs from his era like Brooks, Allstott and Lynch. But us Buc fans knew that; heck he was a product of the U when they were still thug U and actually contended for National Titles instead of being doormats to FSU and half the ACC…. Dude has always been what Charles Barkley would call a “non role model”….. His arrest should not surprise anyone in fact I am surprised it took this long for something like this to occur…. Dude is lucky he has his gold Blazer already, if this broke a couple years back it could have made Ira Kaufmann’s job a helluva lot harder but probably opened a slot for Dungy or Lynch….

  63. johnnyc Says:

    Looks like Back to Apopka to sling that crack. How far the fall and how loud for someone so fat and stupid. Just another confirmation that NFL talent has nothing to do with character. Makes you you wonder why Dipsh*t Goodell keeps trying to sell that Integrity of the game bullsh*t

  64. MTM Says:

    Where is Strahan to bust his chops? You know its coming. Sapp was great on the field but a complete idiot/a-hole off it. Why risk a 500K job? Karma has come around.

  65. John McKillop Says:

    @pickgrin couldn’t agree with you more. Sapp was an a-hole to many people, he is getting exactly what he deserves. Karma is a real BITCH!