MARATHON, Fla. (CBS SF & AP) — Former Oakland Raiders star and Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp is OK after being bitten on the arm by a shark while catching lobster off the Florida Keys.
A photo posted by a fishing charter boat’s account on Instagram Wednesday appears to show Sapp’s arm with a deep gash.
Charter captain Jack Carlson tells The Tampa Bay Times Sapp was bit while reaching for a lobster the shark was also going after. He says Sapp is OK, but might need stitches. The captain says someone who saw the fish thought it might have been a nurse shark, about 4 feet long.
Sapp posted a picture of the lobster catch on Twitter Wednesday along with a note, “Shark got a little chuck of Me. We got Dinner! (hash)Winning.”
Sapp is an all-time favorite among Raiders fans. He joined the Raiders in 2004 after playing several years with the Tampa Bay Bucs, signing a seven-year, $36.6 million contract.
After splitting his time between defensive end and defensive tackle in his first season in Oakland, Sapp regained his form and was an All-Pro in 2006. He retired from the NFL as a Raider in 2008.
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