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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Warren Sapp Upset with Snub from Al Golden Despite Criticizing the Hire

Warren Sapp has had an icy relationship with the University of Miami since playing football for them in the early-to-mid 90s. The former Hurricanes standout says he had gone 15 years without returning to the school until attending the team’s Pro Day this year. At the Pro Day, Sapp says he made himself available to speak with new coach Al Golden but he was snubbed. Here’s what he told The Finsiders during an interview this week:

“All this reaching out? I stood in that locker room for two hours. You think Al Golden came and saw me? I’ll leave it at that, for all Canes fans.”

“I walked into the school, to the weight room where it says ‘We make champions here,’ stood there for two hours and the head coach didn’t come down to say hello or nothing. Let’s stop talking about this Al Golden reaching out and reaching back and telling everyone they’re welcome. It’s bull.”

“I went to my university for the first time in 15 years. I didn’t see Al Golden. I guess I gotta write a check to see Al Golden.”

Sapp can rant all he wants, but what he’s conveniently leaving out is how he criticized the hiring of Al Golden when it was announced. Evidence: There was this tweet on December 10th “Who The Hell Is Al Golden. And How U Fix The Greatest Program In America Coming from 1 of the Worst Program Ever. Somebody Help Me. I’m On a Bridge Talk Me Down Please!”

The in a radio interview in February, Sapp complained some more about not hearing from Golden. He said “I don’t have any problems with Al Golden. I just have a problem with what people are selling me about Al Golden. Don’t sell me that you won at Temple and didn’t win anything. Don’t tell me you won at Temple and beat UConn. This isn’t women’s basketball. I’m from Miami, you understand? I went to ‘the U.'”

Sapp may have said he doesn’t have a problem with Al Golden, but then he goes on to explain how what Al Golden has accomplished isn’t good enough for him. So yes, despite what he says, he does have a problem with Al Golden. Any wonder why Golden wouldn’t be eager to smooch the butt of an alumni who ripped him without ever giving him a chance? Worse yet, Sapp has a lot of nerve to complain that Golden snubbed him especially after criticizing him without ever seeing him coach. Seriously, what do you expect will happen, Warren? You think he’ll be eager to come say “hi” after you said “Who the hell is Al Golden?”

Get real Warren, and next time tell both sides of the story. Besides, you’re not exactly as nice as you make yourself out to be.

Helmet knock to Barry Jackson at The Miami Herald and College Football Talk for the tip



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