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Warren Sapp

I'M DEAD BROKE

and I Lost My Super Bowl Ring

4/6/2012 2:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Future NFL Hall-of-Famer Warren Sapp has filed for bankruptcy ... claiming he's racked up millions of dollars in debts ... but worst of all, dude claims he LOST his 2002 Super Bowl ring.

Sapp -- who played in the NFL for 12 years -- just filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Florida ... and in the papers he gives a full rundown of his dire financial situation.

According to the docs, Sapp owes more than $6.7 million to various creditors ... including hundreds of thousands of dollars in child support payments and alimony to at least 4 different baby mamas.

Among the debts, Sapp says he owes $853k to the IRS for 2006 and another $89k for 2010. Sapp says he also owes $2,858 in medical bills for "Corrective Speech and Language Therapy."

Sapp says he only has $6.45 million to his name ... and lists all of his assets in the documents ... which include:

-- 240 pairs of Jordan sneakers and sandals
-- Large Nude women painting
-- Lion skin rug (female - lioness)
-- Nike golf clubs
-- De Grisogono watch (scratch on crystal, nicks and scratches on band)
-- A boxing glove signed by Muhammad Ali

But most interestingly, Sapp notes he has LOST two of his most treasured and valuable possessions -- the 2002 Super Bowl ring he won with the Tampa Bay Bucs (example below) and the National Championship ring he won with the Miami Hurricanes.

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In the docs, Sapp also lists his current salary as an analyst for the NFL Network as $45k per month ... $540k per year. Sapp says his deal with the NFL Network expires in August and he's not sure if the network will extend his deal.

Calls to Sapp have not been returned.

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31.

belinda    

And, Warren will not be the last! All that glitters is NOT gold! ijs

868 days ago
32.

Cheryl A.    

Yeah.....um.....I LOST both super bowl rings................
riiiiiiiiigggghhhhttt.

868 days ago
33.

cultwatch    

Sorry SOB; Now the taxpayers have to raise his kids. Fat pompous selfish ass.

868 days ago
34.

Jordan    

Sapp better hope the bankruptsy juge is buying what Sapp is selling.

868 days ago
35.

brad    

What a surprise! Yet another IDIOT NFL player who refuses to wear a condom and spends money like a drunken sailor GOES BROKE after being rich for about a decade!

Nothing surprises me about athletes and entertainers going broke after I heard that former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson blew HUNDREDS of millions of dollars and he's essentially bankrupt.

THESE guys are total MORONS when it comes to money!

868 days ago
36.

tommyd    

Oh poor him he only has $6.45 million to his name, is only making $540k a year and only has 240 pair of Jordans...maybe he can hock some of those sneakers so the fat bastard can eat!

868 days ago
37.

Cujeaux    

He didn't lose those rings, he just doesn't want to have to turn them over. Most of these athletes will file for bankruptcy before they'll pay their child support. They get screwed having to pay a ridiculous amount to support the mother and child, so they feel justified.

868 days ago
38.

0208paula    

I hope he doesn't want pity!! I'm sorry, but he's not homeless or hungry~

868 days ago
39.

Pvegeta    

1999 national championship he won with the miami hurricanes? who wrote this? lol... he wasn't in college in 1999.

868 days ago
40.

Nostradamus    

Who knew the NFL network paid so well?

868 days ago
41.

Jody    

How does this guy get to file bankruptcy. He is nowhere near broke; he just doesn't want to pay the IRS.

868 days ago
42.

barnlady    

Look in OJ's storage unit..................DUH

868 days ago
43.

brad    

Warren Sapp should be fired from the show "Inside the NFL" on Showtime ... for gross STUPIDITY. Warren should run through his very last dollar and then see what REAL poverty is all about.

Who knows, maybe you'll see Warren Sapp serving up your burger and fries at the local "Burger King" in 2013.

868 days ago
44.

Steve    

Lol there goes TMZ failing to check their facts again. Warren Sapp was in the NFL in 1999, therefore there's no way he has a 1999 College Football Championship Ring.

868 days ago
45.

Mike M.    

Well, either his accountant screwed up or Mr. Sapp did not realize what was happening to his finances or he may have not come to grips with the situation when it was first presented to him. I hope he can overcome his financial problem and hope to see him on television real soon.

868 days ago
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