While NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp claims he has it on good authority that tight end Jeremy Shockey was the "snitch" who spoke out about the New Orleans Saints' bounty program, Shockey is vehemently denying that accusation. Shockey came out to Yahoo! Sports' Jason Cole yesterday and blasted Sapp for calling him out.
“It’s reckless, it’s careless, it’s hurtful to me and the great time I had with the Saints,” said Shockey, who played for the Saints from 2008 to 2010. “[Saints coach] Sean Payton is a father figure to me. I would never do that to him or to the Saints.”
Sapp hasn't backed down from his insistence that Shockey leaked word of the bounty scandal, even clarifying to Cole yesterday that "I trust my source unequivocally." In response, Shockey offered multiple times to take a polygraph test, even saying he'd do it on live television.
The free-agent tight end even took it one step further, taking a cheap shot at Sapp personally. “Sapp can say what he wants about me, but if he really says that he’ll put his life on the line for his source, we’ll see," he said. "I’ve never been a guy who failed multiple drug tests. I’ve never been divorced. I don’t have four kids by four different women. I don’t lie. This attacks my character and it’s not fair.”