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The embarrassment that is Warren Sapp right now

Despite being a Notre Dame fan which automatically makes me hate any player that came out of the University of Miami, I was a Warren Sapp fan.   After reading this, not so much any more.

Warren SappFormer NFL star Warren Sapp owes more than $6.7 million to creditors and back child support and alimony, according to a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing in South Florida.

Sapp’s $6.45 million in assets includes 240 pairs of Jordan athletic shoes worth almost $6,500, a $2,250 watch and a lion skin rug worth $1,200. He also reported losing his 2002 Super Bowl ring with the Bucs and his 1991 national championship ring from the University of Miami.

The court documents were filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Fort Lauderdale on March 30. TMZ.com first reported the filing. A phone message and e-mail left Saturday with his attorney, Chad Pugatch, were not immediately returned.

Sapp’s average monthly income is $115,881, according to the filings, and includes $45,000 for a final contract payment with Showtime, $48,000 for an appearance with CCA Sports and $18,675 as an advance for a book deal. His contract with the NFL Network ends in August, the filings show, and it was unknown if the contract will be renewed.

First of all, I am not sure that I believe him that he “lost” his two championship rings.  You don’t lose Super Bowl rings.  You may gamble them away but you don’t lose them.  He makes over $450,000 a year from the NFL Network and as the article states, almost a million a year in income and yet he is declaring bankruptcy.   According to his ex-wife, he hasn’t made consistent child support parents since 2010 and is behind nearly $700,000.

Update: Sapp is likely to be tossed from the NFL Network at the end of his contract.

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