Derrick Brooks: Sapp Will Be “A Better Person”

July 10th, 2015

derrick brooks and warren sapp

After a $600, February threesome with hookers got Warren Sapp arrested, followed by charges of domestic violence, and looming jail time for a probation violation, the Bucs icon appeared to hit rock bottom.

But one of Sapp’s closest friends, Bucs legend Derrick Brooks, says he has been a regular voice in Sapp’s life since his Super Bowl week arrest and the future is bright.

“The communication has been consistent. It’s been productive,” Brooks said on WDAE-AM 620 today.

Brooks said Sapp will be “a better person” when he gets through his latest challenges, and Brooks added Sapp has a healthy attitude.

For some, Brooks said, “it’s got to get really dark.”

30 Responses to “Derrick Brooks: Sapp Will Be “A Better Person””

  1. BlogTalkFootball Says:

    Hope he gets it together.

  2. Pete Says:

    Best wishes, Warren!

  3. Tom Edrington Says:

    Blind loyalty is a marvelous thing.

  4. Buccfan37 Says:

    Sapp is a cantankerous curmudgeon. That’s the way he plays, football, people and the game of life. One of the best Bucs of all time! The Ring of Honor is forever.

  5. Vincente Says:

    Way to stick by your boy brooks!

  6. 1bucfanjeff Says:

    A zebra doesn’t change his stripes.

  7. Max Says:

    People don’t change no matter how much you want to see a redemption story.

  8. ATLBucsFan Says:

    Great pic Joe. Two HOFr’s in the same shot. What a draft that was. A rarity indeed!

  9. Ray Rice Says:

    A zebra doesn’t stiff a hooker then whoops on her either.

  10. Cobraboy Says:

    I disagree with the naysayers.

    People certainly CAN change. There just has to be a reason.

    Sapp, forever coddled, never had to deal with “real life” so he had no reason to change.

    He does now.

    The question becomes: which of his “friends” are willing to stick behind him in his darkest life-moment? Which ones aren’t hangers-on? Brooks is one, but it would take more.

  11. Seminole Bill Says:

    I remember during the good ‘ole Buc days when Sapp would come on to the field for warmups and skip through the opponents side of the field, right through their formation. Nice way of saying, “this is our house.” Hope he gets things under control.

  12. GO BUCS Says:

    Sapp, Brooks, Lynch and Barber, it really doesn’t get any better than that! GO BUCS

  13. The Real Malloy Says:

    GO BUCS Says:
    July 10th, 2015 at 6:09 pm
    Sapp, Brooks, Lynch and Barber, it really doesn’t get any better than that! GO BUCS

    EXACTLY….We have McCoy and LVD…we need two to step up to star level….4 elite players and we can have another blockbusters defense…..who will it be?

    Maybe the safely McDouglad and our brand new LB?

  14. The Real Malloy Says:

    Maybe Banks and Jaques Smith?

  15. Pickgrin Says:

    Now THAT’S how you draft in the 1st round!!! 1995 Draft grade? A+++

    Good luck moving forward Warren. I highly recommend that you start studying up on the meaning and implementation of Karma in your life with the help of a spiritual adviser.

  16. RustyRhinos Says:

    Very true ATLBUCFAN, “Two HOFr’s in the same shot. What a draft that was. A rarity indeed!”
    I just ordered my tickets to November 1 Game in Atl. We have 4 Bucs fans going to the game and the Bucs Fan Tailgate from ATLBucsfan club. Going to be a Great Time! So excited!
    Go Bucs!

  17. Buc-A-New Says:

    Sapp Blows $600 on some double head. I blew $900 plus on some Fireworks the other night.
    We are Such Ballers. 🙂

  18. Buc-A-New Says:

    Max Says:
    July 10th, 2015 at 4:20 pm
    People don’t change no matter how much you want to see a redemption story.
    Not true sir. It is extremely rare but it happens. I know this for sure.

  19. Buc1987 Says:

    Get your shyte together ASAPP.

    You’re still my boy though. Until the day I die!

  20. Buc-A-New Says:

    Thanks 87. I love you too man!!!!!

  21. Hawk Says:

    ” Sapp Will Be “A Better Person””
    Can he be any worse? It is not likely that he will truly change, but we can hope. It just seems so much sweeter when a great player is also a great man.

  22. Tampadeuce Says:

    I rarely comment but check in 6 to 10 times a day and enjoy all the comments…. A LOT is 2 effing words jc guys.

  23. LargoBuc Says:

    A zebra dosent change its stripes…

    We are not zebra, we are human beings. We have the ability to learn and change and grow from our mistakes and experiences. Sapp may not change, but that dosent mean its not possible.
    Those of us who are fans of Tampa Bay. We dont have much. There arent too many icons out there to represent us and give us a voice. So when Sapp was inducted into the pro football hall of fame, it was really special. Like wise, it really is like a punch in the gut when this happens to one of our greats. A Tampa icon has been reduced to a joke. A head case. A nobody. And that just really sucks.

  24. Bucnjim Says:

    When karma is done collecting for everything and everyone he has wronged then things will start to turn around. You can not live your whole life being an A$$ and not expect it to catch up with you. Hope things turn around quick, but he will be paying the piper for a while. Good luck Warren & in the mean time change your freaking attitude and be a little more humble.

  25. Buc1987 Says:

    Sapp can start by getting some much needed Buc love from Buc fans. Come to RJS on gameday, walk around the tailgaters, shake hands and SIGN autographs!

    That would blow EVERYONE away.

    Sure he needs to do other things in his personal life, but he needs to come back to Tampa where he would get a lot of support from Bucs fans to start with by doing what I mentioned above.

    It probably won’t happen, it’s just an idea.

  26. LargoBuc Says:

    If some one in RayJay booed Sapp, they arent real Buc fans.

  27. drdneast Says:

    What Sapp doesn’t realize is the overwhelming majority of Buc fans would love to embrace him if he would just open his arms.
    The man played with a huge heart for the game and his teammates.
    Yes, he tested his teammates mettle in z variety of childish brutal ways, but pro football isn’t z game for support groups and loving hugs of understanding.
    If Sapp can start using that huge heart he possesses for compassion nowadays, he might discover it makes him a stronger bigger man like the revered Tony Dingy and Lee Roy Selmon.

  28. Miguel grande Says:

    Too much testosterone can help put you in the Hall of Fame. It can also keep you in the doghouse.

  29. Hawk Says:

    Yea, what Buc 1987 and drdneast said.

  30. ATLBucsFann Says:

    Rusty rhino – son and I talking about going to that game as well. If we do we’ll look you up.