+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Moderator RoanokeFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    95,469

    REPORT: SAPP "LIKELY" OUT AT NFL NETWORK

    REPORT: SAPP "LIKELY" OUT AT NFL NETWORK

    "When former NFL defensive tackle Warren Sapp <a href="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/04/06/sapp-files-bankruptcy/">recently
    declared bankruptcy</a>, he listed his income at $45,000 per month from NFL
    Network on a contract that expires in August 2012. Sapp said in the paperwork
    he’s not sure if the contract will be extended.


    According to Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe, it probably won’t
    be.</p>


    Bedard reports, citing two league sources, that Sapp’s employment is “<a href="http://bostonglobe.com/sports/2012/04/08/nfl-players-may-find-cap-bad-fit-future/4DvGJCESGXVWb1MFwVSmqJ/story.html">likely
    over</a>,” and that Sapp has not been on NFL Network in the two-plus weeks since
    he went on the air and outed former Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey
    as the player who blew the whistle on the Saints’ bounty system in 2011.</p>


    NFLN Senior Vice President of Programming and Production Mark Quenzel
    previously said Sapp wouldn’t be “fired,”
    but if Bedard’s report is accurate that was just a matter of semantics. Like
    when the Steelers <a href="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/01/21/arians-departure-a-shell-game-of-semantics/">didn’t
    “fire” offensive coordinator Bruce Arians</a> after his contract expired. Even
    though they didn’t offer him ongoing employment. (Maybe NFLN will claim Sapp
    “retired,” too.)</p>


    We’ve separately heard, though hadn’t confirmed to the point that we felt
    comfortable reporting it, that Sapp is indeed done at NFL Network. As one
    industry source explained it, opinions within the building were split on what to
    do with Sapp, and NFL Network chief Steve Bornstein made the decision to bench
    Sapp until his contract expires — and then to simply move on.</p>


    Though it was wrong for Sapp to “out” Shockey and label him a “snitch,” Sapp
    initially did so on his Twitter page. As we understand it, he was then invited
    by NFL Network to come on the air and talk about what he had tweeted.</p>


    What did they expect him to say at that point, “No way — it’s a trap”?</p>


    Moreover, the fact that NFLN said in the wake of the fiasco that Sapp has
    been told he’s not a reporter but an analyst implied strongly that he hadn’t
    previously been told not to report things he has heard. Indeed, the network
    happily embraced the fact that <a href="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/11/20/sapp-ray-lewis-wont-play-today/">Sapp
    received a text message</a> from former University of Miami teammate <a class="nameLink" href="http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/2246/ray-lewis">Ray
    Lewis</a> during the season, indicating that Lewis would miss the first of four
    games with a foot injury.</p>


    But that’s the way the league usually operates. No one is fired with
    fanfare, and the official separation comes after the dust settles.</p>


    If that’s what the league-owned network chooses to do with Sapp, that’s
    fine. But the league-owned network shouldn’t have played word games with the
    public about it, and the league-owned network shouldn’t single Sapp out for
    something that arose from a much broader failure in TV production and
    sensitivity to potential legal problems."</p>
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1


  2. #2
    All-Pro titwio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Bronx NYC
    Posts
    8,925

    Re: REPORT: SAPP "LIKELY" OUT AT NFL NETWORK

    Well that sucks for him. Goes broke and then gets fired?? Talk about hitting rock bottom.

    When I lose lots of money I usually ask my boss if I can work doubles...Guess we won't see 24hrs of Sapp on NFL Network like I was envisioning.

  3. #3

    Re: REPORT: SAPP "LIKELY" OUT AT NFL NETWORK

    Is he going to leave Inside the NFL too? I hope so. I never liked Warren Sapp.

  4. #4
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    773

    Re: REPORT: SAPP "LIKELY" OUT AT NFL NETWORK

    being broke and making 45 grand per month sounds crazy; the lavish living of some of these celebs are crazy

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts