Published: November 12th, 2008 | Tags: Warren Sapp
In a special segment on this week’s Inside The NFL, Warren Sapp answered viewer submitted questions during “Ask Warren Anything”.
Below are transcription highlights of the show.
(On rumor that Sapp is a diva on “Dancing With The Stars”)
SAPP: I’ll tell you what. I have to be honest about the diva thing. I am a little eccentric at times. I like cold water and in California they like it room temperature. And as a 300-pound man I needed a little cold water. So they gave me a big cooler and they put “Warren’s Water,” so I guess that’s where they get that from. If a big fella needing cold water is being a diva, then diva I am.
(On whether he would ever watch Keyshawn Johnson’s reality show about interior design)
SAPP: Me, watch Keyshawn on an interior decorating show? Keyshawn, I knew you were a bitch. And thanks for making it all clear.
(On during his playing days, saying the NFL runs a slave system)
SAPP: Back then I was a young guy with a lot of pent up frustrations in my life. I was lashing back at a system that I didn’t understand. Why I couldn’t wear the shoes I wanted, the socks I wanted, or the manner in which I wanted to. There is no individuality in this league. Basketball players are the most recognizable players in the world because they walk around with tank tops on. The only thing they allowed me to show is my shield or my team. That is all I would say. There are individuals in this game that make it what it is. It’s not just Tom Brady or Peyton Manning who you can sell to main stream America. It’s Ray Lewis. It’s Warren Sapp. It’s Ed Reed — the guys that get in this league and give it character and give it spice. The Steelers wouldn’t have been the Steelers without Mean Joe Green, Jack Hamm and the guys and Hollywood that made the NFL what it was. They are taking those guys away from the league. There is no more Hollywood, there is no more nothing. It’s just the NFL.