NFL Great Bitten While Fighting Over Lobster With Shark

The shark didn't care how many career sacks Warren Sapp had
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2016 1:26 PM CDT
NFL great Warren Sapp, seen here during a game in 2003, was attacked by a shark Wednesday when they both went for the same lobster.   (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, File)

(Newser) – It's a bad idea to get between a shark and its meal. The same could probably be said about NFL Hall-of-Famer Warren Sapp. So when Sapp and a shark both found themselves going after the same lobster Wednesday, the result was understandably gruesome. The Tampa Bay Times reports Sapp was lobstering off a charter boat in the Florida Keys when he reached for a lobster and felt something take a bite out of his arm. "The shark wanted the lobster just as bad as Sapp," the Los Angeles Times quotes the boat's captain as saying. "Sapp got the lobster, and the shark got his lick in too."

A witness says Sapp was attacked by what appeared to be a 4-foot-long nurse shark. A photo posted to Instagram afterward shows a pretty gnarly wound just below Sapp's elbow. But Sapp handled it like a pro—bandaging up the bite with gauze and electrical tape and continuing to fish—and even appears to be in good humor about the whole thing. "Shark-1 Me-0 #HeWon," he tweeted. (Read more Warren Sapp stories.)

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