The former sack master made some enemies along the way.

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Following Super Bowl XLIX, NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp was arrested in Phoenix, AZ for allegedly soliciting two prostitutes, then allegedly assaulting them following a dispute over money. Sapp had been an employee of NFL Network, and as soon as news of his arrest hit the wire, the network was very swift in firing him. Today, TMZ caught up with some current and former employees of NFL Network and the majority of them seem to be happy that Warren has been given his pink slip.

In fact, the people we spoke with … ranging from low-level people all the way up to big shots … told us there was an unofficial “Sapp Disclaimer” when it came to interacting with the Hall of Famer.

Among the highlights:

-Don’t look Warren in the eyes (seriously).

-Introduce yourself, but DO NOT try to befriend him.

-Call him Warren. NEVER call him “Sapp.”

Of course, there are Sapp supporters … but even they couldn’t really defend the guy.

As one person put it, “I know certain people [at the Network] complained about the guy a lot but overall he was always cool … just unpredictable.”

Another person told us, “Warren has had one too many chances to get it right, and it just didn’t work out for him. We all wish him well in the end.”

TMZ further eluded to Sapp’s difficult behavior, highlighting his time as contestant on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars.


As for his tough reputation around the office, it’s not the first time we’ve heard that about Sapp — back when he was on Dancing with the Stars he was known as the “diva” on set … and was constantly causing problems.

As the old saying goes, same people you see on the way up, are the same ones you see on the way down.@Rocko_CNK