During an event in January, cameras caught Warren Sapp and Rick Ross having a spirited debate over who would win the Super Bowl, with Sapp supporting the Broncos and Ross the Seahawks. Afterward, when Rick Ross was leaving the event, TMZ cameras caught up with him and the Maybach kingpin claimed he and Sapp had made a $100,000 bet.
Gambling would be a no-no for Sapp, who had to declare bankruptcy in 2012. Sapp addressed the incident this week on Sway in the Morning, claiming he never made any sort of bet with Ross.
"How many times have you known Ross to lie?” Sapp asked Sway. "Anytime since he been out, when have you known Ross to lie?… The correctional officer part. The whatever else and all the rest of it. Come on man."
"Ross is messing with how I feed my family," the Hall of Famer continued. "I can’t be associated with known gamblers. I’m sitting on the stage with him because I’m hosting a party he’s coming through. So he’s yelling at me, ‘Yo, Sapp I got some dudes over in Brooklyn. Ima hit them for $100,000.’ I’m like, “Don’t bet that Ross.’ He goes out. TMZ is following him with cameras, so he conjures up a lie."
If anything, the TMZ video does support Sapp's version of the events; in the clip he seems to be telling Ross not to bet on the Seahawks, rather than setting up a bet between the two of them.
During the same interview with Sway, Sapp also called Jeff Garlin (the amply-sized agent on Curb Your Enthusiasm) a liar for claiming that Sapp "bullied" him during an encounter at an airport.
There is just no honor among the rotund these days.