Anyone within shouting distance knows that Warren Sapp knows something about being outspoken. That track record speaks for itself. But Sapp is also very conscious (and, yes, outspoken) about lines that shouldn’t be crossed in an NFL locker room.
In the aftermath of James Harrison’s verbal tsunami in the August issue of Men’s Journal, which included criticism of teammates Rashard Mendenhall and Ben Roethlisberger, both players have given Harrison a pass. Sapp hasn’t, and said he’s bothered by Harrison calling out his own quarterback.
“There are certain (lines) you just don’t cross in a locker room,” Sapp said on ‘NFL Total Access.’ ”There are three people in your organization you just don’t cross — your coach, your kicker and your quarterback.
“James, you know something about attacking the quarterback. As far as being one, you know nothing about it. So leave your quarterback alone. Ben Roethlisberger has led you to two championships, you have both those rings on your fingers. … I definitely don’t understand how you attack your quarterback.”