Hall of Famer Warren Sapp is OK after being attacked by a shark

Warren Sapp is inducted into the Buccaneers' ring of honor on Nov. 11, 2013.
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Former NFL great Warren Sapp had plenty of fresh lobster to eat for dinner on Wednesday night.

That’s the good news.

The bad news is that one of those may have cost the Hall of Famer a small piece of his arm.

Check out this photo posted on the Instagram feed of Two Conchs Charters out of the Marathon Florida Keys. It appears to show one of Sapp’s arms after a shark was through with it.

Charter captain Jack Carlson told the Tampa Bay Times that Sapp is OK but “may need stitches.”

Carlson said he took Sapp and his party out about seven miles from Marathon with water about 9 feet deep. At one point, the captain said, Sapp reached for a lobster that a 4-foot nurse shark already had its eye on.

"The shark wanted the lobster just as bad as Sapp," Carlson wrote on Instagram. "Sapp got the lobster and the shark got his lick in too."

But a little injury like that didn’t stop the fishing expedition. "We bandaged it up, put some gauze on there, some black electrical tape and hit a couple more spots, then headed in," Carlson said.

The Tampa Bay Times said Sapp hung up when a reporter called to talk about the incident. But the former Buccaneers and Raiders standout seemed to be keeping a sense of humor about it all on Twitter.


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