TAMPA, FL – NOVEMBER 11: NFL television commentator Warren Sapp is on the sidelines before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play against the Miami Dolphins November 11, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

It’s the easiest thing in the world to kick a man when he’s down, so perhaps that’s why the following is no surprise. TMZ has a report that speaks to a dozen NFL Network employees (all off the record, naturally) dissing disgraced former analyst Warren Sapp.  The Hall of Famer was fired after assault and solicitation charges after the Super Bowl.

But it’s not just that Sapp wasn’t a people person.  The TMZ report detailed some pretty oddball behavior from the loud talking head, even saying that Sapp never wanted to be looked at in the eyes.

Now, after speaking with nearly a DOZEN current and former employees … everyone is telling us the same thing — GOOD RIDDANCE!!  

In fact, the people we spoke with … ranging from low-level people all the way up to big shots … told us there was an unofficial “Sapp Disclaimer” when it came to interacting with the Hall of Famer. 

Among the highlights: 

-Don’t look Warren in the eyes (seriously).

-Introduce yourself, but DO NOT try to befriend him. 

-Call him Warren. NEVER call him “Sapp.”

Of course, there are Sapp supporters … but even they couldn’t really defend the guy. 

As one person put it, “I know certain people [at the Network] complained about the guy a lot but overall he was always cool … just unpredictable.”

I’m just disappointed that nobody said that he went around randomly screaming at people to put a jersey on.  Look, a bunch of anonymous people throwing Warren Sapp under the bus after his fall from grace isn’t going to be considered courageous behavior by anybody.  However, if any of it is at all true, it does bring to light what a problem Sapp was for NFL Network over the years.  And really, forgetting any of this drama – he just wasn’t a pleasant personality to watch on television.