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Warren Sapp wears "missing" Super Bowl ring to reunion

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06:26 PM ET 12.12 | When Warren Sapp filed for bankruptcy earlier in the year, Buccaneers fans everywhere were enraged that their former favorite player had lost his Super Bowl ring from the 2002 season. We all got over it and forgot that Sapp lost such a prized possession until he showed up for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 year Super Bowl reunion last Sunday - and his ring was miraculously found in time for the event. All in all, no one's really going to care about this for long. But it is an interesting footnote to a story that had some people scratching their heads a few months ago when Sapp reported the item missing - turns out the thing was in the couch with the remote the whole time. Isn't that just the darndest thing?

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Warren Sapp, AP Photo/Brian Blanco Warren Sapp, AP Photo/Brian Blanco
December 12, 2012  06:41 PM ET

What a sap....

December 12, 2012  06:54 PM ET
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What a sap....

Creepy!

December 12, 2012  07:06 PM ET

Why would this journalist in low down fashion blow the man up like this? What a loser journalist that needs to get a life.

December 12, 2012  07:14 PM ET

Hope he remembered to tell the insurance company....."hey. I found it"

December 12, 2012  07:16 PM ET
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Hope he remembered to tell the insurance company....."hey. I found it"

And that he updates his bankruptcy filing to list this newly found asset.

December 12, 2012  07:31 PM ET

Once a LIAR, always a SAPP....

December 12, 2012  07:47 PM ET

He has the right name because he is a Sapp. Why any TV network would employ idiot is beyond me

December 12, 2012  08:31 PM ET

"All in all, no one's really going to care about this for long"

Yeah, tell that to the Bankruptcy Trustee.

December 12, 2012  08:33 PM ET
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Why would this journalist in low down fashion blow the man up like this? What a loser journalist that needs to get a life.

The bigger question is whether Sapp perjured himself by lying to the Bankruptcy Court about the "missing" ring.

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December 12, 2012  08:58 PM ET
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Sentimental or personal items like that might be exempt from liquidation.

I don't know what state he filed in. Some states have their own set of exemptions and you can choose between the federal exexmptions and the state. The value of the ring is too high to qualify for any federal exemption. I can only speak to NYS law, but it wouldn't qualify if he selected the NY exemptions, either.

December 12, 2012  08:59 PM ET
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Well when he testified at the time it was missing.Then later, miraculously, he found it.No perjury there.

If Sapp lied about the ring on his petition, it is perjury.

If he really lost it and listed it on his petition as "missing" and later found it, it is not perjury.

You astutely note that even if it was perjury, it would be awfully hard to prove.

December 12, 2012  09:20 PM ET

Guess he doesn't vacuum his couch very often. ;)

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December 12, 2012  09:29 PM ET
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<Baits hook.><Casts.>That's a woman's job.

Then I guess he hasn't had a woman over the house for a long, long time. lol

<Takes bait, spits out hook>

 
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