Sapp named to Bucs Ring of Honor, No. 99 to be retired
The Bucs couldn't keep their choice for the team's Ring of Honor a secret. But the team did surprise Warren Sapp by also announcing that his No. 99 jersey will also be retired.
"Not only will be putting Warren Sapp's name in the Ring of Honor, but we also will be telling the world that no one else will ever wear the No. 99,'' co-chairman Bryan Glazer said.
At a news conference Thursday, the Bucs announced that Sapp would become the fifth player enshrined into the team's Ring of Honor at halftime of the Bucs Nov. 11 game against the Miami Dolphins on Monday Night Football.
Sapp, only the second Tampa Bay player to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, was surprised by the Bucs' decision to retire his number. But he said it trump having his name affixed to Raymond James Stadium.
"Nah, to have your name up there beside Coca Cola and Hess is pretty good,'' Sapp said. "I'm sitting here thinking the bowl games that come through, the monster truck events, Sapp's going to be on the wall. It's crazy.''