Warren Sapp’s Mansion Up For Auction Due To Bankruptcy

    October 4, 2012
    Amanda Crum

Warren Sapp, former NFL defensive star, is seeing his Orlando mansion go up for auction as part of his bankruptcy case.

Sapp filed for Chapter 7 back in April, saying he owed $6.7 million to creditors, but didn’t have the assets to back it up. Although a Florida judge discharged his bankruptcy case in September, he’s still looking at hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of tax debt, child support, and alimony. His $7 million dollar mansion will now be put up for sale as a means to an end.

The 10,000 square-foot house, located in the upscale Lake Butler Sound neighborhood, was built in 2005 and includes four bedrooms, a pool with a water slide, a movie theater, and a two-story wine cellar, among other amenities.

Sapp told reporters that he hadn’t wanted to file for Chapter 7, but had no other options.

“Do you think I wanted to declare bankruptcy?” he said. “Do you think, if there was any other way possible, I would have done it? It was either this or go to jail.”