Wednesday, Arrington pledged, among other things, that he would retaliate should Sapp try to run or jump through the Redskins warmup line before Sunday’s game. It has been Sapp’s practice for a number of seasons.
Thursday, the league sent a letter to Bucs general manager Rich McKay and to the Redskins stating that players are not allowed to disrupt opponents’ warmup drills.
The league said the result will be a 15-yard penalty, assessed on the opening kickoff.
The NFL also warned both teams that if hostilities break out before the game, participants will be subject to ejection.
—Roger Mills & Rick Stroud, The St. Petersburg Times “League warns Bucs, Redskins”