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Warren Sapp

I'm Still a Champion

... Even Without My Rings

4/7/2012 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Former NFL superstar Warren Sapp
Former NFL superstar Warren Sapp says he isn't too broken up about his missing Super Bowl ring ... telling TMZ, "That ring didn't make me a champion, my team and I did."

TMZ spoke with the future Hall-of-Famer after he filed bankruptcy papers in Florida, in which he says he lost both his 2002 Super Bowl ring AND the National Championship ring he won during his days at the University of Miami.

Sapp tells us ... he's pretty sure he lost the Super Bowl ring while traveling a few years ago ... because the last time he saw it was right before a trip.

Sapp says he never really wore the ring ... so he's not bothered by the loss.

Ditto for the college ring ... Sapp tells us, "Have you ever seen the Miami Hurricanes championship ring? It was 10 carats of cubic zirconia and yellow gold. it might be worth 300 bucks."

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1.

Cartman    

You know the brother has those rings stashed away in a safe deposit box.

838 days ago
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Tom F.    

You need to fire some of your researchers, TMZ. Miami DID NOT WIN THE 1999 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!!! FSU did. Look closely at the side of the ring you pictured. It says FLORIDA STATE and then SEMINOLES underneath it!!! Warren Sapp PLAYING FOR MIAMI may have had a 1991 MIAMI Championship ring. Come on!!! It's simple stuff!!!!

838 days ago
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Christy    

It may not have made you a champion Warren but it WOULD have made your broke azz a little richer.

838 days ago
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AAAAAAAAAAb    

This is what happens when you take a person out of the ghetto, take exams for him in college, then give him millions of dollars. You can take the fool out of the ghetto, but you can't take the ghetto out of the fool. Hope he remembers whether or not he liked government cheese!

838 days ago
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The Real JJ    

He lyin his ass off. He probaly got that bitch tucked away in a mattress somewhere and don't want no one to kno. Nobodys ever lost a super bowl ring and was cool wit it.

838 days ago
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Clay    

Why would Sapp have a 1999 National Championship Ring? His last season at Miami was in 1994. Great facts jackass!

838 days ago
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Lady_ELLE    

Perhaps it is just me... he does not sound very bright. Maybe too many hits to his head or something!

838 days ago
8.

James25    

I seriously doubt that Warren Sapp lost his Super Bowl ring. He probably has it hidden because he doesn't want the bankruptcy court to know about it.

The Miami Hurricanes didn't win the National Championship in 1999. And even if they did, why would Warren Sapp have a ring? He left Miami years before.

838 days ago
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Crazy    

If that is really Sapp's exact quote about the 1999 National Championship, then he has lost him mind (how can you not know what year you won the National Championship!!! It was the 1991 National Championship that he was a part of - a small part...

838 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

Shut up already about the FAKE LOST rings. Why did you not report that to homeowners insurance if they are lost? Why hasn't anyone tried to pawn them if they were found? I bet you find them the MINUTE the judge says "bankrupt" BASTARD.

838 days ago
11.

TheVolleyballGod    

We should all chip in and buy Warren The Dumb Black Guy championship ring for 2012

838 days ago
12.

static    

Plenty of parking on Crenshaw for your van Warren.

838 days ago
13.

niles    

I seriously doubt that the bankruptcy court judge will be as naive as Sapp seems to think most people are. He is obviously trying to shield his rings from forfeiture, and his "lost" claim is ridiculous.

838 days ago
14.

Chris    

POS

837 days ago
15.

Tigers Wood    

That photo makes him look like a queen. To bad he did not get insurance on the rings, and hes a broke azz now and going to have to live under a bridge.
Hum, reminds me of another broke azz queen that cannot afford to pay his baby mamas, Dennis Rodman.

837 days ago
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