- - Thursday, July 28, 2016

According to Warren Sapp’s instagram account, the Pro Football Hall of Famer has been doing a great deal of fishing, crabbing and lobstering in the Florida area.

In one of his most recent outings, Sapp went lobstering in Marathon in the Florida Keys with Two Conchs Charters, and an unwelcome altercation occurred.

Sapp was attacked by a shark.

Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times spoke with Jack Carlson, the captain of the charter on the incident.

“It’s simple,” charter captain Jack Carlson told Auman in a text message. “He was lobstering with me and a shark bit Sapp while he was grabbing the lobster. He’s OK.”



There’s no information regarding on what type of shark bit Sapp, but Carlson explained that the bite may need stitches. Sapp actually continued to fish after the attack, simply bandaging up the spot by his elbow.

Several different types of sharks populate the Florida Keys area, including tiger, mako, hammerhead and bull sharks. And while Sapp played at a weight of just over 300 pounds for the entirety of his career, the smallest sharks of the area can still weigh 350 pounds. The biggest? Well beyond 1,000 pounds, even up to 3,000 pounds.

Even still, what shark would want to pick a fight with a seven-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman?

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