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ESPN not interested in Shockey/Sapp polygraph contest

Former Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey has an idea for resolving his dispute with former NFL defensive tackle Warren Sapp regarding the question of whether Shockey blew the whistle on the Saints bounty system.

Shockey has proposed that he and Sapp take a lie detector test on ESPN.

Unfortunately (but predictably), ESPN isn’t interested.  “We haven’t thought about it and aren’t really interested in exploring it,” ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz told Michael McCarthy of USA Today.

Too bad.  Because we have a feeling that we would have showed up for a polygraph pissing match, and a WWE-style wrestling match would have broken out.

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28 Responses to “ESPN not interested in Shockey/Sapp polygraph contest”
  1. Punk says: Mar 24, 2012 12:18 PM

    Sapp would call Shockey “Chris Everett”, Shockey would have choked him… Sapp would go on to become wealthy and popular as if it never happened.

    Would have been great.

  2. mjkelly77 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:18 PM

    Why are Sapp’s pants smoking?

  3. jaggedmark says: Mar 24, 2012 12:18 PM

    Why doesn’t PFT do it instead of espn?

    Post you’re willing monitor it and share the results.

  4. mjkelly77 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:18 PM

    Sapp is not a liar. He’s a big fat liar.

  5. themonster49 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:20 PM

    Of course not. Besides it would make it a thing to happen again and again in the future, theres the all important encompassing end-all possibility of why they said no:

    It could prove Warren Sapp made it up.

  6. swagjag says: Mar 24, 2012 12:22 PM

    They are equally disinterested in watchable television.

  7. timaye05 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:28 PM

    Since polygraphs are only 40% accurate this would prove nothing.

  8. noahbird says: Mar 24, 2012 12:28 PM

    Shockey must be broke.

  9. armeniandelight4 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:30 PM

    Warren Sapp…you ARE the father!

  10. jenniferxxx says: Mar 24, 2012 12:30 PM

    Can we please cut to the chase … Shockey wants money. His career is almost over, and his 24-hour-party lifestyle is crashing. This is all just a comic opera. He wants some cash.

  11. whatswiththehate says: Mar 24, 2012 12:33 PM

    Those at ESPN, the “comic relief network deguised as serious sport reporting” are upset because they didn’t think of the idea first.

    And, the challenge is coming from the accused, not one of their own. ESPN has always been quite happy with repeating second, third, and forth hand information as a factual and sticking with it. It never stopped their agenda before. It shouldn’t in this case.

  12. baddorange says: Mar 24, 2012 12:38 PM

    Too bad, fat warren wasn’t fired by the NFL network.

  13. stampnhawk says: Mar 24, 2012 12:40 PM

    Sounds like the perfect addition to a “PFT Live” segment if ESPN doesn’t want it.

    If that’s not conclusive, pair them up with a tag team with a G(orgeous)L(ady)O(f)W(restling) girl and settle it by pinfall.

  14. beavertonsteve says: Mar 24, 2012 12:43 PM

    Shockey needs to pitch this to Maury Povich.

  15. ezwriter69 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:47 PM

    Shockey sure is talking a lot… but then after being hyped for three hours, he bailed like a bleep on Dan Patrick, wouldn’t appear. Doubt he’d have actually gone through with this charade either.
    Also, lie detectors aren’t banned from court just to make cops and prosecutors job harder, they’re banned because they’re bs and even in the best lab with the best tech running them they only have about a 60-70 percent accuracy, and are far more likely to give false positives than false negatives. Somebody tells you to take a lie detector, ask them if they’re going to consult a psychic and an astrologer too.

  16. jackntorres says: Mar 24, 2012 12:52 PM

    If your cojones are so big Mike then why don’t you host the contest on PFT Live? You sure seemed bummed on the missed opportunity.

  17. AlanSaysYo says: Mar 24, 2012 12:54 PM

    I’m surprised and amused that ESPN is not interested. The surprise comes from the fact that it peddles insipid and lowbrow content all day, and a lie detector test would fit right in. I’m amused because ESPN apparently thinks it has journalistic integrity left to protect. I guess it’s going to stick to the current high standard of programming, which includes inviting celebrities into the commentary booth during football games, Skip Bayless race-baiting viewers, and only providing meaningful coverage for the sports that ESPN itself has a contract to air.

  18. dfeltz says: Mar 24, 2012 12:54 PM

    whatswiththehate – um…are you proposing that PFT reports first hand information? Because, the next time you read anything on here, who posts the blog, references where they got the story. You’re commenting on a site that only produces 2nd hand info.

  19. bdnnbd says: Mar 24, 2012 1:19 PM

    Why do people still think polygraphs are valid science?

  20. ranksarot says: Mar 24, 2012 1:21 PM

    This is a stupid idea and would prove nothing.

    Q: Did someone tell you Shockey is the snitch?
    Sapp: Yes

    Sapp wins. Doesn’t mean it’s true though

  21. i, flounder says: Mar 24, 2012 1:35 PM

    not interested either. however, if they were going to cornhole each other, that’s a different story. god damn shockeys got those strong cornfed thighs.

  22. musicman495 says: Mar 24, 2012 1:41 PM

    Maybe they could have LeBron James host the show.

  23. ubummer says: Mar 24, 2012 1:48 PM

    Yet they said yes to “The Decision”.

  24. onebucplace says: Mar 24, 2012 1:49 PM

    Why would Sapp just make up Jeremy Shockey’s name? Also where’s all the former players sticking up for Shockey?

    Jeremy Shockey is exactly the type of player that would be a complete and total bitch because a team cut him and thus I’ll easily side with Sapp on this one.

  25. rcali says: Mar 24, 2012 2:06 PM

    Well Espn, it should get better ratings then your woman’s basketball games, bowling, tennis, darts, and the list goes on…..

  26. bangitfootball says: Mar 24, 2012 2:31 PM

    These two self absorbed loud mouth washed up attention seeking clowns on one stage would make most people violently ill. Bad idea.

  27. terumiarai says: Mar 24, 2012 2:56 PM

    Five 5 round MMA bout in the cage with Sapp’s source as the referee. After they beat each other’s brains out no one would care.

  28. virusgvr says: Mar 24, 2012 6:09 PM

    You know I didn’t read all the other comments above me, so if someone said this sorry man…..

    ESPN isn’t interested in it, but I bet NBC sports would be and this is the exact reason why this network is starting to be much better than ESPN!

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