Warren Sapp: Former NFL Star Reportedly Files for Bankruptcy

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterApril 6, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 07:  Formar NFL player Warren Sapp appears onstage at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's 24th Annual Sports Spectacular at the Century Plaza Hotel on June 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Warren Sapp is back in the news and once again, it's for all the wrong reasons. 

The Buccaneers'-star-defensive-tackle-turned-NFL-Network-analyst has reportedly filed for bankruptcy, and that is far from the end of it. 

TMZ reports Sapp has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Florida and, among the details that have come out is the fact that he has also lost his Super Bowl ring from 2002:

Sapp owes more than $6.7 million to various creditors...including hundreds of thousands of dollars in child support payments and alimony to at least 4 different baby mamas. 

Sapp says he only has $6.45 million to his name. 

You would think that over $6 million would be enough for a person that is also on the NFL Network's payroll. According to the report, Sapp earns $45k per month, roughly $540k per year for his services. 

However, his contract comes up in August, and he is uncertain whether he will be re-signed, and there is very good reason for his trepidation. 

TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 01:  (L-R) The NFL Network pregame show with host Rich Eisen, former coach Steve Mariucci, hall of famer Deion Sanders, hall of famer Marshall Faulk and Warren Sapp before Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium
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We are still very much in the wake of the bounty scandal that hit the New Orleans Saints. It was Sapp that took to Twitter to label Jeremy Shockey as the "snitch" that leaked information on the program. 

Since that time, he was heavily reprimanded by the network for reporting on details that he had no concrete evidence about, and for taking on the duties of reporter when he is not one. 

The network did not fire Sapp, but was disappointed in the analyst for "going rogue," (via CBS Sports).

As for the NFL, the statement actually forced commissioner Roger Goodell to come out and state that Sapp's assertion was "inaccurate," via CBS Sports.  

Not only did Sapp let his Twitter feed get him in trouble, he wasn't even accurate with what he was reporting. 

Sapp now clings to the hope that he can make up a great deal of goodwill in the next few months, or his financial troubles will be much more severe. 

He may have lost his 2002 Super Bowl ring, and even his Miami Hurricanes 1999 National Championship ring, but he does have some assets. 

Via TMZ, the list of some of his assets are as follows:

  • 240 pairs of Jordan sneakers and sandals
  • Large Nude women painting
  • Lion skin rug (female - lioness) 
  • Nike golf clubs
  • De Grisogono watch (scratch on crystal, nicks and scratches on band)
  • A boxing glove signed by Muhammad Ali

Here is to hoping the nude woman's beauty is worth millions, because Sapp could use some right about now.