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Sapp apologizes to Strahan

Defensive lineman has been critical of newly-minted Hall of Fame selection Aaron Wilson

Print This February 02, 2014, 04:43 PM EST

Warren Sapp says he's apologized to Michael Strahan for his criticism of the newly-minted Pro Football Hall of Fame selection.

"I hugged him and wouldn't let him go," Sapp said Sunday on NFL Network. "I said, 'Please forgive me.' I said, 'Dumb Lex Luthor came to the city of Gotham and pulled Superman's cape. How foolish could I have been, my man? Please forgive me.'

"If he tells the story any different, he's lying to you, America, because I sure did apologize. I'm going to beg for forgiveness because there's a party in Canton, and I promise you, I'm not going to miss it."

Strahan is a deserving choice.

The former New York Giants defensive end has 141.5 career sacks, setting a single-season record wtih 22.5 sacks during the 2011 season.

A Hall of Fame selection himself, Sapp ripped Strahan on Tuesday.

"I don't think his résumé stacks up," Sapp said. "Four straight Pro Bowls and a mythical sack record. When you really measure it up, he comes up short, except you all are giving it to him."

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