Warren Sapp got slapped for opening his trap to yap about the refs’ crap:
The SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE reports that the Oakland Raiders defensive tackle was fined $75,000 by the NFL on Thursday for his actions in Sunday’s loss at Jacksonville.
During the 49-11 mauling by the Jaguars, Sapp was flagged three times for unsportsmanlike conduct, and eventually ejected for bumping an official. However, Warren says his was a hands-off approach: “It was all just words. I never put my hand on nobody, never bumped nobody, never did anything. Come on, I’ve never touched anybody in any shape, form or anything.”
But the league disagreed, and took a sizable chunk from Sapp’s paycheck. And Warren wasn’t the only Raider rolled. Fellow defenseman Derrick Burgess was burdened with a $25,000 fine for his actions in the game.
Sapp believes it’s a case of his reputation preceeding him: “Come on, you know how it works. It’s all a PR shtick. The big, bad 99 has done it now. Whatever, man. I have no recourse. It’s only me. It’s always been me.”
With the $75G gone, guess Warren won’t be able to buy any urinals from his old college stomping grounds.