Warren Sapp reaches for a lobster and is bitten by shark
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.