The controversy regarding the outing of former Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey as the person who blew the whistle on the team’s bounty system has subsided, but it’s not yet dead.
In a new filing related to his bankruptcy case, former NFL defensive lineman Warren Sapp lists Shockey as a potential creditor
, according to TMZ.com.
Sapp currently doesn’t owe Shockey any money, but Sapp will if Shockey successfully sues him.
Shockey reportedly wants a retraction and an apology from Sapp and his current employer, NFL Network, for Sapp’s declaration both on Twitter and on the air that Shockey is, as Sapp called him, the “snitch.” Commissioner Roger Goodell publicly has said that Sapp’s accusation is incorrect, but Shockey surely wants something more clear and obvious along these lines.
It wouldn’t cost the NFL or Sapp anything to admit their error and say, “We’re sorry.” Given Sapp’s bankruptcy, however, it won’t cost him anything even if Shockey sues. He’d simply join the list of people trying to get a piece of Sapp’s $6.4 million assets, which will be liquidated to help him pay as much of his debts as possible.