Sapp's Fines Actually Total $20,000

September 20 – The hits keep coming for Buccaneers DT Warren Sapp, but No. 99 isn't the one handing them out. The NFL hit Sapp with two fines for two separate incidents that occurred during Tampa Bay's first two regular season games. But learned of a third fine on Friday. Sapp was a guest of The Dan Patrick Show on ESPN Radio on Friday and discussed a $5,000 fine he received shortly after the Bucs played the Redskins in preseason. Sapp's fines total $20,000 this year.

Tampa Bay defensive tackle Warren Sapp was a guest on The Dan Patrick Show on ESPN Radio on Friday afternoon and discussed several topics, including the recent string of fines Sapp has received from the National Football League. reported earlier on Friday that Sapp had been fined $10,000 on Thursday for body-slamming Baltimore rookie running back Chester Taylor to the ground after a referee had blown the running play dead toward the end of the first quarter of the Bucs-Ravens game last Sunday. But during The Dan Patrick Show, Sapp declared the string of fines actually started on Aug. 24 when he received a $5,000 fine for allegedly getting into a shoving match with Washington Redskins RB Stephen Davis during the Bucs-Redskins preseason game at Raymond James Stadium. It was a shoving match Sapp said he had not taken part in, which is why he has appealed that fine along with the two others.

Sapp's second fine of the year came after he hit New Orleans rookie offensive lineman LeCharles Bentley in the head during the Bucs' first game of the regular season on Sept. 8.

Sapp was scheduled to earn $5.25 million this season, but that was before he was slapped with three separate fines totaling $20,000.

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