War­ren Sapp reaches for a lob­ster and is bit­ten by shark

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

War­ren Sapp likes to fish, but Wednes­day he learned what the bait feels like.

The re­tired Bucs de­fen­sive tackle, a reg­u­lar on South Florida’s Two Conchs char­ter boat, was bit­ten in the left arm by a shark while div­ing for lob­ster out of Marathon in the Florida Keys.

“I was stick­ing my hand in a hole and a mon­ster locked on me,” Sapp said.

“It went past the white meat, up to the gris­tle,” Sapp added.

Sapp, 43, was out with char­ter cap­tain Jack Carl­son on Florida Bay in nine feet of wa­ter. Carl­son said those on the ex­cur­sion thought Sapp en­coun­tered a nurse shark, about four feet long.

“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.”

Sapp said the crew wrapped his arm in duct tape and the ex­pe­di­tion con­tin­ued. He was told it might take four stitches.

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