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|Warren Sapp (99) and Chidi Ahanotu (72) were teammates in Tampa Bay from 1995 through 2000.|
Players and staff "had physical altercations of varying degrees with Sapp. Virtually [n]othing was off limits to Sapp's verbal attacks & belittling of his teammates & front office staff'."
“A legendary coach once said to us that if a guy is a jerk but he plays football great, then he's not a jerk to him,'' Ahanotu wrote. “Sapp's prowess on the field and national acclaim has been embraced by the Buc owners [the Glazer family], former head coaches Tony Dungy and Jon Gruden and the local media regardless of full knowledge of Sapp's belligerence insulting behavior. In the end, a pass is given to players when they are superstars. Even passes to be included all the way into the [Pro Football] Hall Of Fame. If Richie Incognito was such a superstar, then the nation would never have heard about his bullying altercation.''
“And in the end Warren Sapp is my brother regardless of his ways,'' Ahanotu wrote. “Seems fighting in the trenches alongside a man tooth and nail through guts, blood and glory for many, many years can give a man a pass too.''