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If the point of a book tour is to gather as much media attention as possible, Warren Sapp is succeeding at that. He might be looking crazy while doing it, but any press is good press I suppose. Besides not letting go that his Twitter source was wrong about Jeremy Shockey being the Saints Bounty Snitch, he said some interesting things about Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Sapp, on a massive publicity tour this week to pump up a book, told ESPN Radio that at the NFL Combine two months before the draft, he met with then-Cleveland coach Bill Belichick and here’s what was said (1:10 mark): “He said ‘I wanna draft you so bad that I have an erection right now. But [GM] Mike Lombardi will not let me draft you. I just want you to know it is not on me. I want you in Cleveland.’” I wonder if that how Belichick worded it, because that seems like an odd thing to say. But, Sapp has to sell books by any means necessary if he wants to restore his Jordans collection. Check out other great article...

Video: Warren Sapp brings the gavel down as Judge Sapp

Former Buccaneers/Raiders DT Warren Sapp is more than just a athlete, author and a broadcaster. He’s also apparently a judge as seen by his court show Judge Sapp. To watch the latest episode of Warren Sapp's courtroom show, please click the link below.

Warren Sapp: Bill Belichick said he wanted to draft me so bad he had an erection

When Bill Belichick was coaching the Browns back in the mid-1990s, he had his sights set a defensive tackle from Miami named Warren Sapp. That is, assuming you believe Sapp’s recollection of his exchange with the three-time Super Bowl champion head coach. During an appearance on the “The Scott Van Pelt Show,” Sapp talked about a short meeting he had with Belichick following...

Sapp: Belichick wanted to draft me

Warren Sapp recently relayed a story about how he claims then-Browns coach Bill Belichick informed him that the coach wanted to draft him so badly that Belichick had an erection.

Belichick lauds Schiano prior to joint practice

TAMPA, Fla. His team has only played two preseason games, but new Tampa Bay head coach Greg Schiano has already raised the caliber of play to championship levels at One Buc Place. Of course, he pulled it off Wednesday morning with a little help from the New England Patriots and his longtime mentor, three-time Super Bowl winner Bill Belichick. Schiano invited the elite NFL team...

Bill Belichick Calls on Team to 'Suck It Up,' Stay 'Mentally Tough' During Brutal Stretch of Preseason

The Patriots have been fairly busy as of late. The defending AFC champions have begun a rather treacherous schedule, starting with their Monday night showdown in Foxboro on Monday with the Eagles. They're now in Tampa Bay for a pair of joint practices with the Buccaneers before another preseason tilt with the Bucs on Friday night. Their 10-game torture stretch gets wrapped up...

Warren Sapp: Bill Belichick told me he wanted to draft me so badly that he had an erection

Getty Images As former NFL defensive tackle Warren Sapp makes his rounds to promote his recent book, he made an appearance on The Scott Van Pelt Show on ESPN Radio. Sapp ended up telling ESPN Radio that Patriots head coach Bill Belichick told him he wanted to draft him so badly that he had an erection.  Belichick at the time was with the Browns and said that their general manager...

Audio: Warren Sapp's book tour hit a speed bump in Cincinnati

Warren Sapp has been filling a lot of space around the sports media landscape thanks to a relentless tour for his new book, Sapp Attack: My Story.  While not quite getting the Paterno-Posnanski buzz, Sapp's book has been gaining publicity as he's been appearing on every possible radio show that puts out a signal stronger than your local traffic report. He'...

Warren Sapp stands by his Jeremy Shockey snitch source

Back in March, I'm sure everyone remembers Warren Sapp going on NFL Network and proclaiming that Jeremy Shockey was the snitch for the Saints bountygate situation. Even after being called incorrect by Roger Goodell, Sapp is apparently sticking by his source, as he said on an interview with Mike Francesca on WFAN in New York on Monday. “Stick by my source,...

Jon Gruden reportedly told Bucs he was going to get ‘two hotel rooms for all my ********** if they reached Super Bowl

Whether you are a Warren Sapp fan or not, you can probably find something in his new book that entertains you. The book, “Sapp Attack,” came out on Tuesday and contains all sorts of accounts from Sapp’s career that coaches and players were probably hoping would never become public information. Take former Bucs coach Jon Gruden, for example. According to Deadspin, one section...

New England Patriots: Ups and Downs from Second Preseason Game

With another game looming Friday, Bill Belichick chose not to play his stars in Monday night’s tune-up against the Eagles. This meant a lot of snaps for many of the bubble guys competing to make the team. The backups got good experience playing against the Philadelphia starters, some of whom played into the third quarter.UP:Deion BranchWith Brandon Lloyd, Wes Welker and Jabar Gaffney...

Jon Gruden Wanted Extra Hotel Rooms… for his *******?

We all remember Jon Gruden as the coach with the “scowl” looks and the one who finally lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a Super Bowl victory. But Warren Sapp remembers Jon Gruden’s motivational speech he gave to players before the NFC Championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Via Deadspin, Sapp remembers the speech Jon Gruden gave to the team before the game very...

Patriots' Signing of Jeff Demps Serves as Latest Example of Continued Resourcefulness

There was plenty of interest across the NFL in Olympian sprinter Jeff Demps. When all the dust was settled, though, it was the Patriots who wooed the University of Florida product into signing on the dotted line to give Bill Belichick and the Pats their newest toy. It's just the latest move in the Belichick Era in which the Patriots prove once again that they are willing to give...

Patriots fall to Eagles as many starters sit, Red Sox still in news on off day

Playing the first of three games in an 11-day span Bill Belichick decided to rest many of the Patriots starters, including Tom Brady, Wes Welker, Rob Gronkowski, Jerod Mayo, Vince Wilfork and many more. The end result was a 27-17 loss to the Eagles on Monday Night Football in an ugly, sloppy game. The Eagles played their starters into the third quarter where at that point they were...
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