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Ex-NFL Star Warren Sapp Bitten by Shark While Lobster Fishing

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    Ex- NFL player Warren Sapp appears onstage at the Comedy Central roast of Larry The Cable Guy at Warner Bros. Studios on March 1, 2009 in Burbank, California. Sapp was bitten by a shark while fishing.

    For over a decade and a half, Warren Sapp was a force to be reckoned with in both the college game with the University of Miami Hurricanes and later during his Hall of Fame career in the NFL.

    This week, the former defensive lineman met something with just as much bite as he had on the field – all while trying to catch his dinner.

    Sapp posted a photo on his Facebook page showing a bite he received from a shark while fishing for lobsters in the Florida Keys during mini-season (warning: some may find the image disturbing):

    Jack Carlson, the captain of the charter company Two Conchs that Sapp used for his mission, said the boat was about seven miles away from Marathon in nine feet of water. Sapp reportedly reached into the water for a lobster when the shark, believed to be a nurse shark about four feet long, attacked.

    Carlson told the Tampa Bay Times that Sapp may need some stitches, but the group kept fishing after the incident.

    "We bandaged it up, put some gauze on there, some black electrical tape and hit a couple more spots, then headed in," Carlson said.

    Sapp posted a photo to his Twitter page confirming that one bite wasn’t going to stop him from continuing on his journey to stock up on the delicacy:

    Peter Dejong/AP