Warren Sapp has had a uplifting, accolade-filled year, and his now-discharged bankruptcy seems so 2012. But one aspect of the case apparently still has legs: his 200-plus pairs of Nike footwear.
A Connecticut resident recently bought most of the shoes — 213 pairs — at a bankruptcy auction for $6,390, according to TMZ. That’s about $30 a pair.
Not a bad price for sneakers belonging to a new inductee in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and upcoming addition to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ring of Honor.
Sapp, who played nine years for the Bucs from 1995 to 2003, filed for Chapter 7 in April 2012. He reported making $45,000 a month as an NFL Network analyst, but took a major hit on a business loan to build affordable housing in St. Lucie County, according to court documents.
At the time, he cited about $6.5 million in assets with debt exceeding $6.7 million.
Among those assets were approximately 240 pairs of Nikes, many unused and still in boxes, with an estimated value of $50,000, according to court documents. The whereabouts of the remaining shoes hasn’t been reported.
Last September, a judge decided Sapp’s finances were back in order, although much of his property went on the auction block, including his Windermere mansion, which reportedly went to fitness personality Brenda Dykgraff for $2.1 million, far off the assessed value of about $3.4 million.