Warren Sapp auctions shoes to pay child support debts
The entire collection of rare Air Jordans by former NFL defensive tackle Warren Sapp is up for auction as the creditors demand cash from Sapp, who just filed for bankruptcy earlier this year.
According to reports, the epic collection of Warren Sapp — which consists of 240 pairs of Air Jordans — designed and produced for Nike by now-retired basketball legend Michael Jordan, is now up for auction and is worth about $6,500. Some pairs have been worn already, some never touched.
Previous reports have stated that 39-year-old Warren Sapp filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in April, claiming he suffered from millions of dollars in debts since he retired as a defensive tackle from the National Football League. Sapp’s debts also include hundreds of thousands of dollars that he owes in child support payments to four different baby mamas.
All the proceeds of the Air Jordan auction by Warren Sapp are going towards paying back his creditors.
Air Jordans were first released on the sneaker market in 1985, and Michael Jordan himself wore them as a rookie back in 1984. Original Air Jordan pairs from the 1980’s are valued up to $600 a pair.
The Air Jordan line, which is now sold by the Jordan Brand subsidiary of NIke, releases new designs every year, with the Air Jordan 2012 style being promoted together with the timeline: “One Shoe. Three Flights.”
According to court documents, 12-year-NFL veteran and former Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Warren Sapp gave a full rundown of his dreary financial situation. The former football star owes more than $6.7 million to various creditors.
Aside from his extensive child support payments, Sapp also owes $853,000 to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the year 2006, another $89,000 for year 2010, and $2,858 in medical bills for “Corrective Speech and Language Therapy.”
In the legal docs, Warren Sapp claims he only has $6.45 million to his name, as well as his prized Air Jordans, lists a painting of a large nude woman, a boxing glove signed by Muhammad Ali, Nike golf clubs, and a lion skin rug as his assets.
Sapp last played professional football back in 2007 for the Oakland Raiders, where he played since 2004 after he was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1995.