NFL star Warren Sapp discharged of bankruptcy case
National Football League defensive tackle Warren Sapp has some good financial news he can celebrate — a federal judge has just cleared a huge part of overwhelming debt by discharging the football player from his bankruptcy case.
As previous reports have stated, 39-year-old Warren Sapp filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy back in April, claiming he owed more than $6.7 million to creditors, but he only had $6.45 million in assets. These assets included his 240 Air Jordans, a lion skin rug and a boxing glove signed by Muhammad Ali. But on September 24, a judge in Florida decided that the financial house of Warren Sapp was in order, therefore deciding to discharge him from bankruptcy.
However, the NFL star is not completely cleared of his financial woes. Warren Sapp is still on the hook for hundred of thousands of dollars in tax debt, alimony and child support — which is not covered by his Chapter 7 filing.
Warren Sapp played college football for the University of Miami Hurricanes and was recognized as a consensus All-American and won several awards. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1995 NFL Draft as the 12th overall pick, and played professionally for the Buccaneers and the Oakland Raiders of the NFL. He spent nine seasons with the Buccaneers where he earned seven trips to the Pro Bowl and a Super
Bowl ring in 2002. He moved to the Raiders back in 2004.
His 96.5 career sacks (100 counting the playoffs) are the second-highest career total sacks for a defensive tackle and the 28th highest overall for a defensive lineman, while his 77 sacks with the Buccaneers is second in the team’s history.
During the football career of Warren Sapp, he was the source of some controversy because of his hard-hitting style of play and his occasional verbal outbursts, both on the field and off. Some of these resulted in NFL fines, and he was once ejected from a game for unsportsmanlike conduct.