Warren Sapp Shark Bite: NFL Hall Of Famer Bitten While Lobster Fishing, Viral Pic Becomes Bait For Twitter Jokes

NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp may have bit off a little more than he could chew during a recent lobster fishing trip in Florida.

On the other hand, the same thing could be said for the shark that reportedly bit Warren’s leg!

Warning: Graphic Image Ahead

According to Sporting News, the retired NFL defensive lineman’s arm was bitten by a shark while fishing for lobsters in the Florida Keys. A now-viral photo of his injury, which was posted on Instagram by Two Conchs Charters Wednesday, shows that the shark left Warren Sapp with a bloody gash on his elbow as a souvenir.

Reports claim that Sapp was reaching for a lobster when an alleged four-feet-long shark bit his arm. According to Jack Carlson, the boat’s captain, “the sharks hang around those lobster holes, because they feed on the lobster as well.” The shark that bit Warren Sapp’s arm, therefore, was probably just looking out for its own stomach — making sure that he got to that delicious lobster before the seven-time Pro Bowl star athlete.

“Warren Sapp attacked by a shark while lobstering???? #EpicBattle”

In the graphic image of the bloody bite in Warren’s arm, some people may agree that it looks pretty horrifying. However, Carlson claims that Warren will be “OK” even if his wound needs stitches.

Warren Sapp showed off his own sense of humor by poking fun at the incident on Twitter.

Apparently, the viral pic of Warren Sapp’s shark bite reeled in a lot of attention from other people on Twitter. You could even say that his shark attack experience was perfect “bait” to catch a huge fishing net full of punchlines and quips on social media.

Throughout the many years of his successful NFL career, Warren Sapp proved time and time again that he could take a licking and keep on ticking. Over his 12-year career, Warren racked up over 570 tackles and more than 90 sacks. According to his NFL stats, Sapp even forced 19 fumbles throughout his years of playing as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer and Oakland Raider.

Warren Sapp was a first-round pick in the 1995 NFL Draft. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers did not hesitate to scoop up the University of Miami college football star who made waves on the defensive line year after year. Warren’s retirement from the NFL was made official in March of 2008.

Warren Sapp was officially inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013, According to USA Today, he was able to secure his Hall of Fame induction during his first year of eligibility, an accolade that quite a few past inductees were not given.

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