Warren Sapp given a chance to buy back his items in bankruptcy case
Former NFL defensive tackle Warren Sapp has a chance to purchase back some of the items he lost in his bankruptcy case, which includes jewelry and a surfboard.
According to the new legal docs filed in his bankruptcy case, 39-year-old Warren Sapp has struck a deal with the trustee — which will allow him to buy back some of his old belongings — including furniture, jewelry, a storage container and the rights to his missing 2002 Super Bowl ring.
In order to get his items back Warren Sapp needs to get a judge to sign off on the arrangement — and fork over a total of $69,284.58 in one lump sum.
Previous reports have stated that NFL legend Sapp filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy earlier this year after claiming he was millions of dollars in debt. He was subsequently forced to hand over almost all of his possessions to a trustee, who’s been tasked with selling the items to pay off Sapp’s creditors.
However, the trustee did not give Warren Sapp the chance to buy back his huge collection of Air Jordans, which is estimated to be worth $50,000. As of now, the shoes are still on track to be sold.
Sapp is known as a former American college and professional football player who was defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons. He played college football for the University of Miami Hurricanes, 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. Warren Sapp 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 in 2004.
Sapp’s 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. His 77 sacks with the Buccaneers is second in the team’s history.
During Sapp’s career, 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 removed from a game due to unsportsmanlike conduct.