Tampa, FL-- For 13 years Warren Sapp made a living of sacking the quarterback, making him one of the highest paid players in the NFL. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders star earned over $60,000,000 during his career.
Yet, it's off the field through bad investments and a life of excess, that has put the sack on Sapp.
Thursday morning in Orlando, the 15,000 square foot luxury home the 7-time pro-bowler built for $7 million was auctioned off.
The Windermere property was appraised recently for $3.4 million. When the gavel fell by Fisher Auction Company the home went to the highest bidder for $2.1 million to fitness entrepreneur Brenda Dykgraaf.
"I think at the end my heart started beating a little fast, thinking this could actually be mine," said Dykgraaf. "I thought I would come here today and it would be sold for closer to $3 million."
The four bedroom home features a resort style swimming pool, a lazy river, a theatre room, wall to wall marble flooring and gold crown molding.
Other amenities include marble-countered indoor, and summer kitchens, with sub zero appliances, a wine cellar, a four car garage, a dock and a boat house.
The property tax alone cost $61,000 annually, making it among the very highest in Orange County.
Sapp owes Federal Bankruptcy court more than $6 million and is reportedly behind in his child support payments.
He wasn't on hand Thursday as bidders took turns raising their number.
"The lady said who bought it, she goes in to the closet and there are all these Air Jordan's," said The Sporting News Reporter David Whitley. "When you got 125 pairs of Air Jordan's you would think 'Ok I can get by with 50 pairs, and put the rest toward child's support'."
On Tuesday, November 6, a Federal Bankruptcy Judge will determine wither the $2.1 million bid is high enough in order for the home to be sold.