The NFL Network has warned Warren Sapp not to overstep his role as analyst after the former defensive tackle claimed Jeremy Shockey was the "snitch" behind the league's probe into the Saints' illegal bounty program.
The allegation prompted a furious Twitter spat between Sapp and former Saints tight end Shockey, who vehemently denied the accusation and even offered to take a lie detector test to prove his innocence.
NFL Network brass entered the fray Friday, issuing a terse statement saying they had reminded Sapp of his role in their organization.
"We have discussed it with Warren and stressed that he is an analyst and not a reporter for NFL Network," NFL Network Senior Vice President of Programming and Production Mark Quenzel said in a statement, according to NBC's Pro Football Talk.
"In the future, if he comes across something he thinks is news he will let his producers know, and before it is reported or Tweeted, that content will be subject to the same verification procedure t...