Warren Sapp was a one-of-a-kind defensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and his bust in Canton will be the first of its kind.
The Tampa Bay Times had some pictures previewing Sapp's Pro Football Hall of Fame bust, and Sapp's has an interesting twist. A few of them, actually.
Sapp's bust in Canton, which will be officially unveiled during Saturday night's induction ceremony, will be the first to have braided hair according to the Tampa Bay Times. There are more pictures from the Tampa Bay Times of the bust at this link.
Sapp could have been bald on his bust. He had that look for most of his years in Tampa Bay, actually, and had a shaved head for his biggest moment, when the Buccaneers won a Super Bowl. He goes with a shaved head these days too. But Sapp will be the first of many to have braids and cornrows on his bust. It's a sign of changing styles.
Larry Fitzgerald has worn long dreadlocks. Braids is one of the hairstyle options for Randy Moss when he gets inducted (please, Randy, request that the hall uses this look). Edgerrin James, if he makes it in, could have dreadlocks. Steven Jackson might be rocking the really long dreadlocks if he gets the call. Troy Polamalu doesn't have braids, but his bust will definitely have a great look.
Styles change through the years and that's seen everywhere, even in the most hallowed room in pro football.
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