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    WARREN SAPP COULD FACE TROUBLE FOR CALLING SHOCKEY BOUNTY "SNITCH"

    WARREN SAPP COULD FACE TROUBLE FOR CALLING SHOCKEY BOUNTY "SNITCH"

    "NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp could face trouble for publicly naming former
    Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey as the whistle-blower in the NFL’s investigation
    into theSaints’ bounty program, FOX Sports reported. <div style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; TEXT-ALIGN: left; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff; COLOR: #000000; OVERFLOW: hidden; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; TEXT-DECORATION: none">


    As the league issued a slew of sanctions over the team’s pay-for-performance
    system Wednesday, Sapp wrote on Twitter he “just heard who the snitch was.“ </p>


    When a follower asked if it was Shockey, the former defensive lineman
    responded, “BINGO!“ </p>


    The allegations, which might have violated federal labor laws, drew a swift
    rebuke from Shockey on his Twitter account. “My a--!!” the tight end wrote. “I
    don’t even play defense.“
    </p>Sapp responded, “That’s not the issue.“<div style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; TEXT-ALIGN: left; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff; COLOR: #000000; OVERFLOW: hidden; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; TEXT-DECORATION: none">


    Sapp also discussed the matter Wednesday on air on NFL Network.</p>


    Shockey, who played for the Saints from 2008-10, said the next thing he will
    be blamed for is the unsolved disappearance of union boss Jimmy Hoffa and the
    recent scandal at the University of Miami, where players at Shockey’s alma mater
    allegedly received impermissible benefits. </p>


    “[Expletive] them,” Shockey wrote. “Sapp ... [knows] where to find me.“</p>


    <a href="https://twitter.com/#%21/JeremyShockey/status/182874403971928064/photo/1" target="_blank">Shockey posted a text message exchange between him and Saints
    coach Sean Payton</a>, which if true, says that Payton does not think Shockey is
    responsible. </p>


    In announcing its punishments, the NFL said the Saints, under former
    defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, had an active bounty program from 2009 to
    2011. </p>


    The determination led to a one-year suspension of Payton, a suspension of
    indefinite length against Williams, who was recently hired by theSt. Louis
    Rams, and other suspensions and loss of draft picks. </p>


    The league did not release what sparked the investigation. </p>


    Federal labor law protects employees against retribution as result of
    complaining about unsafe work environments. </p>


    The fact that Sapp might have outed a whistle-blower could pose a problem for
    the analyst and the NFL, according to Los Angeles-based employment lawyer Arthur
    Whang, the principal of Whang Law Firm. </p>


    “Sapp is technically a league employee,” Whang said. “If Shockey is the
    whistle-blower, he is protected. So, by outing him, Sapp may have opened Shockey
    up to retaliation, such as someone not signing him.“ </p>


    Shockey, who played last season in Carolina, is an unrestricted free agent.
    He reportedly had interest in returning to the Giants, but the team was not
    interested.</p>


    The reports started a Twitter exchange between Shockey and
    former teammate Amani Toomer, who called Shockey a "bad teammate, worse
    person."</p>


    “Shockey might be able to claim in a retaliation lawsuit that he was a
    protected employee and he blew the whistle, but then the league retaliated
    against him by releasing his identity to the world,” Whang said. “That, in turn,
    opened him up to all kinds of damages, like ridicule and his ability to sign
    with a new team.“ </p></div>
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    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1


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    Re: WARREN SAPP COULD FACE TROUBLE FOR CALLING SHOCKEY BOUNTY "SNITCH"

    Too bad everyone knows who the rat really was.... Reggie Bush!

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    [quote user="NJGIANTinNC"]Too bad everyone knows who the rat really was.... Reggie Bush![/quote]

    LOL

    Sapp is a love/hate thing.

    HoF for sure, tells it like it is, tells it like it is.



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    Shockey would still have to prove damages and with his behavior history (even recently with Toomer) I don't think he can do it.

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    [quote user="swimeasy"]Shockey would still have to prove damages and with his behavior history (even recently with Toomer) I don't think he can do it.[/quote]

    unless Shock can totally prove his innocence in this, his career is DONE !!

    no one likes a snitch


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    Re: WARREN SAPP COULD FACE TROUBLE FOR CALLING SHOCKEY BOUNTY "SNITCH"

    [quote user="giantyankee1976"][quote user="swimeasy"]Shockey would still have to prove damages and with his behavior history (even recently with Toomer) I don't think he can do it.[/quote]

    unless Shock can totally prove his innocence in this, his career is DONE !!

    no one likes a snitch[/quote]

    The NFL has already said Shockey had nothing to do with it.
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1


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    The NFL Network is just as responsible as Sapp, They knew that he had tweeted about Shockey being the snitch earlier in the day and didn't stop him from goin on the air to say the same thing.</P>

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    Re: WARREN SAPP COULD FACE TROUBLE FOR CALLING SHOCKEY BOUNTY "SNITCH"

    [quote user="GMENAGAIN"]

    The NFL Network is just as responsible as Sapp, They knew that he had tweeted about Shockey being the snitch earlier in the day and didn't stop him from goin on the air to say the same thing.</p>[/quote]

    At some point they'll have to make a statement.
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1


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    Re: WARREN SAPP COULD FACE TROUBLE FOR CALLING SHOCKEY BOUNTY "SNITCH"

    [quote user="RoanokeFan"][quote user="GMENAGAIN"]

    The NFL Network is just as responsible as Sapp, They knew that he had tweeted about Shockey being the snitch earlier in the day and didn't stop him from goin on the air to say the same thing.</p>[/quote]

    At some point they'll have to make a statement.
    [/quote]

    Yeah, good point GMENAGAIN. There is something here that just does not make sense that we may not yet know.

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