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His 77 sacks with the Buccaneers are the second-most in the team's history to Lee Roy Selmon's 78.5.
His career was checkered by controversy from his hard-hitting style of play and occasional verbal outbursts, both on the field and off, some of which resulted in fines by the league, and he was once ejected from a game for unsportsmanlike conduct.
After all, he was arrested back in 2010 -- at another Super Bowl in Miami while he was working for the NFL Network -- for allegedly attacking his girlfriend. I am not going to lie to you: I don't like Warren Sapp as a person. He's a bully and always has been, and he no longer deserves the benefit of the doubt.
He is, without question, the rudest, crudest, most churlish and childish professional athlete I've ever covered as a journalist.
After his illustrious college football career at the University of Miami as a defensive standout, Sapp was drafted into the NFL by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round of the 1995 draft (as the 12th pick overall).
Analysts at the time thought he would be drafted much higher, but partially due to reports of multiple failed cocaine and marijuana tests released the night before the draft many teams passed on him.
He was almost immediately given the starting job as Buccaneer right defensive tackle which he held for his entire nine-year stay in Tampa.
As I wrote then, De Pue was invited to a Bucs practice as part of the team's high school coach of the week community-outreach program.
At the time, De Pue told the Tampa Tribune that he and two of his assistants were viewing practice from the sideline when Sapp walked nearby and "threw a tantrum" and cursed at him after De Pue made eye contact with Sapp."I was just looking around in practice, and he [Sapp] said to me in a confrontational tone, `Do you see what you're looking for? As Sapp walked back toward practice, De Pue said Sapp used profane language and said he would "give me more [expletive deleted] grief if I looked at him again."De Pue said the confrontation with Sapp, one of many altercations the boorish lineman has had with fans, media members and his own teammates over the years, soured the "Coach of the Week" honor and spoiled what should have been a great day."It just left a bad taste in our mouths," De Pue said.
Sapp was drafted by the Buccaneers in the 1995 NFL Draft as the 12th overall pick.
In his nine seasons with the Buccaneers, he earned seven trips to the Pro Bowl and a Super Bowl ring in 2002. His 96.5 career sacks (100 with playoffs included) are the second-highest career sacks for a defensive tackle and the 28th-highest overall for a defensive lineman.
A two- sport athlete in high school, he also played third base on the baseball team and hit a school record 24 home runs his junior year for the Blue Darters.