NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Will Michael Strahan let bygones be bygones?
Maybe, maybe not. But after the Giants legend was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Warren Sapp apologized to the seven-time Pro Bowler after calling him out earlier in the week.
Sapp, who was elected to the Hall last year, apparently said he was sorry on Saturday night after questioning Strahan’s Hall of Fame credentials.
“I hugged him and wouldn’t let him go,” Sapp said on Sunday on the NFL Network. “I said, ‘Please forgive me.’ I said, ‘Dumb Lex Luthor came to the city of Gotham and pulled Superman’s cape. How foolish could I have been, my man? Please forgive me.’
“If he tells the story any different, he’s lying to you, America, because I sure did apologize. I’m going to beg for forgiveness because there’s a party in Canton, and I promise you, I’m not going to miss it.”
Strahan’s Hall of Fame class included Walter Jones, Derrick Brooks, Aeneas Williams, Andre Reed, Ray Guy and Claude Humphrey.
“I don’t think his resume stacks up,” Sapp said earlier this week. “Four straight Pro Bowls and a mythical sack record. When you really measure it up, he comes up short, except you all are giving it to him.”
Strahan responded, saying, “the tiger does not pay attention to the opinion of the sheep.”
The back-and-forth exchange got even uglier on Wednesday when Sapp made it personal.
“Pick the spot and I’ll come see you and you can have a dose of it,” Sapp said of Strahan to Jim Rome on CBS Sports Radio. “If you think that’s what it is, pick the spot and I’ll come see you.”
Strahan, who played with the Giants from 1993-2007, was a four-time first-team All-Pro selection and a two-time second-team All-Pro selection. The defensive end was named the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2001 and was a two-time NFC Defensive Player of the Year (2001 and 2003). He ranks fifth all time in career sacks.
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