Warren Sapp apologizes to Michael Strahan: ‘Please forgive me’


Warren Sapp said he apologized to former New York Giants’ pass rusher Michael Strahan for his comments regarding the defensive end’s Hall of Fame candidacy.

Strahan was one of seven players elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.

“I hugged him and wouldn’t let him go,” Sapp said Sunday on NFL Network. “I said, ‘Please forgive me.’ I said, ‘Dumb Lex Luthor came to the city of Gotham and pulled Superman’s cape. How foolish could I have been, my man? Please forgive me.’

“If he tells the story any different, he’s lying to you, America, because I sure did apologize. I’m going to beg for forgiveness because there’s a party in Canton, and I promise you, I’m not going to miss it.”

Sapp, a seven-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman who had 96.5 sacks in his 13-year career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders, questioned Strahan’s Hall of Fame credentials.

“I don’t think his résumé stacks up,” Sapp said. “Four straight Pro Bowls and a mythical sack record. When you really measure it up, he comes up short, except you all are giving it to him.”

Strahan recorded 141.5 sacks in his 15-year NFL career and set the league’s single-season record with 22.5 sacks in 2001.

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  • W. Michael Koval

    Nothing against Strahan who was an ultimate pro, but Sapp is correct. There are a handful of others with much better credentials, much better overall sack record and not in. How can Strayhan get in and the number 5 rusher of all time keeps getting shut out? Its politics! They don’t like to see “too many people from the same team in the same era” You think I lie? Ask Jerome Bettis.

    • pericles9

      Strahan gets to act silly on a women’s daytime talk show, and he’s more overexposed than the Tea Party! What’s not to love???

  • Sapp, quit whining!

    You were glad to open up your pie hole to spout your slanted opinion, now be a man and stand by it. If you are going to retract your stupid opinions, then please, realize that maybe you should just keep your mouth shut to begin with because you don’t know what you are talking about…or simply. maybe you are just a jealous jerk!

  • Clark Gable

    You may have been good on the field of play……but as a commentator you are not a Hall of Famer! Your opinions most of the time are disrepectful and without merit. KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT AND GO AWAY!

  • ldazzle

    Sapp, you’re one of few people who lives up to their paternal name.

  • disqus_N3292TPQCr

    Sapp is a SAPP