Warren Sapp to get Hall of Fame ring

November, 11, 2013
11/11/13
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TAMPA, Fla. -- In addition to being inducted into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Ring of Honor and having his jersey retired during halftime of Monday night’s game, Warren Sapp will get a surprise.

Well, it is sort of a surprise. Sapp has known for months that it’s coming, but halftime will be the first time he will see (and wear) his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring.

I ran into Hall of Fame vice president Joe Horrigan on the field a little bit ago and he gave me a quick look at the ring. Unfortunately, technical difficulties prevented me from getting a usable photo of the ring. But it was impressive. Let’s just say it makes Super Bowl rings look modest.

Horrigan said Sapp has declined to see the ring before tonight because he wants to be surprised when he sees it.

Sapp has been on the field throughout pregame and has been visiting with more than 20 former teammates that are in attendance.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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