Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp, whose once-promising media career died out due to his own misconduct, is back in the news, thanks to some inflammatory things he said. Sapp, in an apparent effort to resurrect his relevance, recently fired quarterback Colin Kaepernick, based on his practice with the Raiders.
Said Sapp of Kaepernick’s workout, “I heard it was a disaster. I heard one of the worst workouts ever.
Sapp didn’t provide any specifics or details or anything to back up his claim.
Kaepernick’s agent, Jeff Nalley, nevertheless responded to Sapp’s request.
“I guess Warren hasn’t spoken to the general manager or the head coach,” Nalley told PFT via text message. “I spoke to the general manager [Dave Zieger] several times and he said they all thought Kap was in great shape and throwing the ball really well and encouraged any team to call him about practice and he would tell them the same thing. I’m surprised Warren would say that, because it’s not true and you’d think he’d want Kap on a team.
Sapp also said he “was wondering how it happened and a tape didn’t come out.” Maybe it’s because it didn’t turn out the way he said it would. Maybe it’s ultimately because Sapp is trying to carve out a new niche in sports media, given he pissed off the last one he had.