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Warren Sapp Says #2 Ain't Bad

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Dec. 8 2008, Published 7:19 a.m. ET

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‘Tis the season to be jolly? Just a few weeks after the Dancing with the Stars finale, runner-up Warren Sapp tells OK! that he is alright with the his second place finish.

“It was unbelievable,” Warren told OK! recently of his DWTS experience at the Baskin Robbins Wrapped with a Bow event in L.A. “But the reaction after the show has been even more unbelievable, because people tell me I got robbed. They say, ‘You should have won. I was voting for you!’ You get all the support and the love and it’s just absolutely been wonderful.”

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While rumors swirled that Warren and DWTS rival Derek Hough got into a fight towards the end of competition, the former NFL star says that is all in the past.

“Have you talked to Derek?” he asks. “You might want to ask him about that because it wasn’t nothing. Absolutely nothing.”

Regardless of how it ended, Warren and his dancing partner Kym Johnson are still good friends. “I talked to Kym the other night.” He says. “She’s like ‘I’m in L.A. rehearsing,’ so I’m going to go check her out tomorrow when I get off the job.”

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When he’s not dancing, Sapp can be seen on Inside the NFL on Showtime Wednesday nights and the NFL Network on Sundays. In his off time, he’s also wrapping presents for the Jayneoni Moore's Children Fund alongside stars like Melissa Joan Hart and Ali Landry at Giggles ‘n Hugs in L.A.

“It’s always a good time when you can come out and lend a helping hand, especially this time of year when it’s tough right now,” he says. “It’s tough to have that merry, merry Christmas and these gifts are going to go to kids that really need them.”

By Jon Warech

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