Buccaneers will induct Warren Sapp into their ring of honor, retire his No. 99

warren sappThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today they’ll be inducting former defensive tackle Warren Sapp into their ring of honor and they’ll also be retiring his number 99.

“On November 11 of this year, under the lights of Monday Night Football,” said Glazer, “not only will we be putting Warren Sapp’s name in the Ring of Honor, but we will also be telling the world that no one else will ever wear #99 for this team again.”

The Glazer family’s decision to retire jersey #99 was made in secrecy and shared with no one until midway through Thursday’s press conference.  It was a thrilling announcement for Sapp, who greeted the news with a wide smile, a hug for Bryan Glazer and a brief battle to hold back tears.  Sapp, whose year just keeps getting better, knew that the retired number is one of the most exclusive honors the franchise has ever bestowed on a player.