Shark Bites Football Star During Lobster Hunt Frenzy
Linebacker Warren Sapp was among this year's participants in the controversial, two-day "mini-season" for spiny lobster.
During a mad rush to harvest spiny lobsters in the Florida Keys this week, an NFL legend was bitten by a shark. Another recreational fisher died. The annual two-day season has a reputation for chaos and injuries, with tens of thousands taking part.
Former NFL hall of fame player Warren Sapp, who had played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, received a minor injury to his arm Wednesday while hunting for lobster in the Keys. According to local media, Sapp was bitten by a small shark—thought to be a nurse shark—that was apparently going for the same lobster he was. The shark was roughly four feet long, Sapp estimated.
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