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Sapp still “sticks by [his] source” on Shockey

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The NFL still won’t say who provided anonymous information to the league office in connection with the bounty investigation.  Not long after the story first landed, the network owned by the NFL had analyst Warren Sapp repeat on the air his Twitter speculation/report that former Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey was the “snitch.”

The incident resulted in Sapp being yanked off the air, along with concerns that he’d never return.  Commissioner Roger Goodell also said publicly that Sapp was incorrect, and the powers-that-be reminded Sapp he’s not a reporter, but an analyst.

Appearing on Mike Francesa’s radio show on WFAN, Sapp reiterated his belief that Shockey spoke to the league about the Saints’ alleged bounty system.

Stick by my source,” Sapp said, adding that he was suspended 30 days by NFLN.  “In some of the information that was given to them he’s one of them.”

That’s much different than Shockey being the snitch.  Answering questions from the league once the investigation begins is a far cry from affirmatively blowing the whistle.

Sapp already has apologized to Shockey for the initial comment, but Sapp also said at the time that he stands by his source.

Some would say the most prudent move would be to drop it, especially since Sapp ended up getting a second chance with NFLN.

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25 Responses to “Sapp still “sticks by [his] source” on Shockey”
  1. jjpetes says: Aug 20, 2012 8:07 PM

    Can’t say Sapp is one of my favorite analysts.

  2. colinsnooks says: Aug 20, 2012 8:07 PM

    What is it today about bringing up old stuff everyone forgot about?

    Earlier today Suh was talking about stomping that guy last Thanksgiving, Desean Jackson talked about how he didn’t play hard last year, and now this one.

    Nice to have an update though. What’s going on with the Superbowl seating fiasco? How is Hank Williams Jr. doing lately?

  3. nomoreseasontix says: Aug 20, 2012 8:07 PM

    Please Sapp, continue to talk yourself out of a job.
    And hurry….

  4. redguy12588 says: Aug 20, 2012 8:15 PM

    Wonder what shockey did to piss off sapp so badly?

  5. binkystevens says: Aug 20, 2012 8:21 PM

    I love the “sorry im not sorry” line. It’s like he’s on the Real World.

  6. txxxchief says: Aug 20, 2012 8:24 PM

    Warren doesn’t seem to understand who’s buttering his bread.

  7. wayne1693 says: Aug 20, 2012 8:26 PM

    OMG…We are all living in the NFL version of ‘Groundhog Day’!

  8. captainloaded says: Aug 20, 2012 8:30 PM

    Why is Warren Sapp still relevant in football? I couldn’t stand him on the field. I couldn’t stand him off the field…..But yet, he is still employed by the league…..But then again, Joe Theismann is still employed as well….

  9. vikesfansteve says: Aug 20, 2012 8:31 PM

    This clown choked on his fellow dancing with the stars contestants who is 5’5. He went insane a few years ago. Clinically depressed. Sat on his fat rear & counted his money instead of playing with the Raiders. Opens his eyes really wide & shakes his jowels everytime he says something he thinks is important. My source tells me.

  10. obama8mydog says: Aug 20, 2012 8:31 PM

    Must have been the same source giving Harry Reid his info. Mr. Imaginary

  11. raiderrawnes says: Aug 20, 2012 8:34 PM

    His name says it all….

  12. txbossman says: Aug 20, 2012 8:43 PM

    Heh. Warren Sapp.

    Whatever.

  13. fuzzynuts55 says: Aug 20, 2012 8:48 PM

    Sapp is and has always been a joke off the field. Cant believe hes still on nfl network.

  14. cubano76 says: Aug 20, 2012 8:53 PM

    Man, he’s back? Why is he back!!!!!!!!!!

  15. csilojohnson says: Aug 20, 2012 8:59 PM

    Sapp is an idiot. Cant wait till hes gone for good. He is “old and slow” anyways.

  16. calij5619 says: Aug 20, 2012 9:02 PM

    Sapp that wasn’t for you to say let the NFL investigate.

  17. toledolions says: Aug 20, 2012 9:04 PM

    BABA BOOEY BABA BOOEY

  18. jpb12 says: Aug 20, 2012 9:20 PM

    Why does Warrne Sapp have a job at the NFL Network?

    Not a good analyst

  19. cuda1234 says: Aug 20, 2012 9:22 PM

    What I want to know is why Shockey isn’t a Dolphin. SOMEONE they need help blocking and catching and it seems like Shockey could do both. What am I missing?

  20. bigbabies says: Aug 20, 2012 9:22 PM

    More importantly, he also said the same thing on The Howard Stern Show today, you know, America’s Judge, Howard Stern!

  21. nyyjetsknicks says: Aug 20, 2012 9:27 PM

    What’s Sapp’s creditors think of Sapp’s sources?

  22. melikefootball says: Aug 20, 2012 9:36 PM

    No one cares what Sapp has to say anymore. Why he is still on the network is beyond the audiance.

  23. cwwgk says: Aug 20, 2012 9:47 PM

    Sapp really should let lie sleeping dogs. However, his comment does lend credence to the notion there were multiple whistleblowers involved in the league’s investigation.

  24. invaiduh says: Aug 20, 2012 10:03 PM

    He gave a better interview on Howard today… HEY NOW….

  25. chi01town says: Aug 21, 2012 2:53 PM

    Shocky is a trick.. an Sapp told everybody whats up. Look at all the problems Shocky caused for the Saints JUST BECAUSE THEY GOT RID OF HIM. Dont blame Sapp… he just pulled our coat tail

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