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Warren Sapp Says He's Not A Reporter, But He Is Willing To Fight Jeremy Shockey

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Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: After claiming Shockey was the Bountygate snitch, Sapp wants to clear some things up.


Warren Sapp joined Toucher and Rich on 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston, giving him the chance to address the drama between Jeremy Shockey and himself stemming from Sapp's accusation that Shockey was the snitch behind the Saints bounty gate scandal.

On if NFL Network reprimanded him for claiming publicly that Jeremy Shockey was the bounty snitch:
"I think it was about him more than it was about the information. They were saying that the source that I had was wrong from that point."

On if he and Shockey have worked things out:
"I saw Jeremy about a week after it all went down at a Heat game … and I told him, I said, ‘I apologize for putting it on the street level and making it derogatory towards you.' The information that was passed to me, I stand by my source, but I hate that I put it on a level, that wasn't the way it should be. … That's what I apologized for, because I put it on a way lower level than it should've been. It was something serious that never shoulda went on and stuff like that. So that's the problem I have with myself and what I said to him."

On if Shockey is OK with him:
"The two times I've seen him I haven't had a problem with him, but if he does we can go out in the grass and get it over with. … I don't have a problem with getting my knuckles a little scarred up."

On reporting the information from his source:
"It isn't something that I'm running from or hiding from or anything like that. It is what it is. You've got a source that gives you information, you're gonna go with it. It's simple, because I'm not a reporter. My boss made that clear to me. Got it. Check. You won't have to worry about it again. Some things you don't share, some things you do."

This post, written by Brad Gagnon, appears courtesy of Sports Radio Interviews. For the complete highlights of the interview, as well as audio, click here.


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