Bankrupt NFL star Warren Sapp auctions off MASSIVE Air Jordan collection worth $6,500 to pay child support debts
- Former Oakland Raiders star selling entire 240-pair collection of rare basketball shoes
- Sapp, 39, filed for bankruptcy in April
- Owes $6.7million including hundreds of thousands of dollars in child support to four different mothers
- All proceeds of sneakers will go to creditors
Broke: Former NFL star Warren Sapp, pictured, is selling his entire collection of Air Jordans to pay off debts
If you're a fan of sneakers, and happen to be a size 15, you're in luck.
Warren Sapp's entire collection of rare Air Jordans is up for auction as creditors claw back cash from the former NFL star who filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, according to TMZ.
The epic collection of the classic shoe, designed and produced for Nike by now-retired basketball legend Michael Jordan, comprises 240 pairs, and is worth around $6,500.
Some pairs are worn, some have never been touched.
Sapp filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in April claiming he'd racked up millions of dollars in debts since he retired from the NFL.
The 39-year-old's debts include hundreds of thousands of dollars that he owes in child support payments to four different mothers.
His pricy shoe addiction probably didn't help stave off his money meltdown.
But Sapp's loss could now be your gain because he's selling up his entire closet-full of Jordans with all proceeds going towards paying back his creditors.
Air Jordans were first released onto the sneaker market in 1985 and Michael Jordan himself first wore them as a rookie in 1984. Originals from the 1980's fetch up to $600 a pair.
Pricey: Originals from the 1980's fetch up to $600 a pair
Shoes: Sapp's collection of Air Jordans includes this grey pair
Blue: The NFL star is selling 240 pairs of Jordans
Classic: Some of the classic basketball shoes have been worn
Fire sale: The shoes are on the market as part of Sapp's bankruptcy case
The line, which is now sold by the Jordan Brand subsidiary of Nike, releases new designs annually, with the Air Jordan 2012 style being promoted with the tagline: 'One Shoe. Three Flights.'
In court documents, Sapp - a 12-year NFL veteran and former Oakland Raiders defensive lineman - gave a full rundown of his bleak financial situation.
According to TMZ, Sapp owes more than $6.7 million to various creditors.
Up for grabs: If you're a size 15 and love shoes you're in luck
Expensive: The shoes are collectively worth around $6,500
Bankrupt: Sapp filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy earlier this year claiming he's racked up millions of dollars in debts
Pay back: All proceeds will go towards paying back Sapp's creditors
On top of the hefty child support
payments, the 39-year-old owes $853,000 to the IRS for 2006, another
$89,000 for 2010 and $2,858 in medical bills for 'Corrective Speech and
In the papers, Sapp said he only has $6.45 million to his name and as well as his prized Jordans, lists a boxing glove signed by Muhammad Ali, a painting of a large nude woman, a lion skin rug and Nike golf clubs as assets.
Sapp last played professional football in 2007 for the Raiders, where he played since 2004 after being drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1995.
Extensive: The 240 pairs come in a wide range of colours
Classic: Air Jordans were first released in 1985 and Michael Jordan himself first wore them as a rookie in 1984
Owes millions: Sapp owes more than $6.7 million to various creditors
Worn: Some of the impressive shoes have been worn, others haven't been touched
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