Warren Sapp gives bizarre explanation for the sexual harassment allegations against him by a former NFL Network employee

Former NFL defensive lineman Warren Sapp was among the NFL Network employees accused of sexual harassment by Jami Cantor earlier this week, and in a radio interview Wednesday, Sapp gave some more details providing his side of the story.

Some of what he says in the interview appear to back up the allegations made by Cantor, a wardrobe stylist at NFL Network. According to USA Today, Cantor’s lawsuit alleges that Sapp urinated in front of her and also gave her “sex toys as Christmas gifts three years in a row.” Sapp also allegedly showed Cantor pictures of women he had relations with and “openly talked about his sex life” in front of her, per the suit.

“I’m still tying to figure out where’s the sexual harassment?” Sapp told radio host Andy Slater on WINZ-AM, a sports talk station in Miami.

Sapp did not dispute that an incident occurred in the bathroom, but he claims that he was in a hurry to use the bathroom during a commercial break.

“I did walk in the bathroom, but I did not urinate in front of her,” Sapp said.

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - OCTOBER 1: Warren Sapp #76 of the Miami Hurricanes looks on during an NCAA game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on October 1, 1994 at Rutgers Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Collegiate Images/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - 1995: Warren Sapp of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a boat with sports agent Drew Rosenhaus on March 18, 1995 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Ronald C. Modra/ Sports Imagery/Getty Images)
22 Sep 1996: Defensive lineman Warren Sapp of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks on during a game against the Seattle Seahawks at Houlihan''s Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Seahawks won the game, 17-13. Mandatory Credit: Andy Lyons/Allsport
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Warren Sapp and Green Bay Packers Brett Favre on Jan. 4, 1998 in an NFC playoff game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. (Photo by Ed Nessen/Sporting News via Getty Images)
19 Sep 1999: Warren Sapp #99 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers throws the ball in a warm up before the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at the Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Buccaneers defeated the Eagles 19-5. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Squire /Allsport
9 Sep 2001: Warren Sapp #99 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas. Tampa Bay won 10-6. DIGITAL IMAGE Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Allsport
02 Dec 2001 : John Lynch #47 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is congratulated by teammate Warren Sapp #99 , after recovering a fumble , which set up the winning field goal against the Cincinnati Bengals during the game at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Buccaneers beat the Bengals 16 - 13. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Elsa/Allsport
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 20: Warren Sapp #99 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers exchanges a few words with Brian Mitchell #30 of the Philadelphia Eagles during the NFL game at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 20, 2002. The Eagles defeated the Buccaneers 20-10. (Photo by Andy Lyons /Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - JANUARY 19: Defensive tackle Warren Sapp #99 of the Tampa Bay Buccanneers celebrates following the NFC Championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles on January 19, 2003 at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Buccaneers defeated the Eagles 27-10. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 26: Defensive tackle Warren Sapp #99 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates the victory over the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII at Qualcomm Stadium on January 26, 2003 in San Diego, California. The Buccaneers won 48-21. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Warren Sapp points to the end zone after he grabs a pass as an eligible receiver on September 8, 2003 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The Buccaneers defeated the Eagles 17 - 0 to open the season on Monday Night Football. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
ALAMEDA, CA - MARCH 22: Seven-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Warren Sapp, the 1999 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, smiles during a press conference March 22, 2004 where it was announced that he will be joining the Oakland Raiders for the 2004 season. The 6-2, 300 pound Sapp played in 149 league games for Tampa Bay with 77 career sacks before being released and signed with the Raiders. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
Oakland Raiders DT Warren Sapp - May 24, 2004. What's the deal? Warren Sapp. Did the Raiders get a perfect fit? (Photo by Sporting News via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 8: Actress Sharon Stone and football player Warren Sapp watch game two of the 2004 NBA Finals between the Detroit Pistons and the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center, June 8, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
OAKLAND - DECEMBER 19: Warren Sapp #99 of the Oakland Raiders gestures during the game against the Tennessee Titans on December 19, 2004 at Network Associates Colesium in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 25: Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Warren Sapp #99 on the sideline during the third quarter as the Oakland Raiders host the Detroit Lions at McAfee Stadium on August 25, 2006 in Oakland, California. (Photo by David Paul Morris /Getty Images)
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneeers teammates John Lynch of the Denver Broncos (47) and Warren Sapp of the Oakland Raiders (99) visit after game at McAfee Coliseum in Oakland, Calif. on Sunday, November 12, 2006. (Photo by Kirby Lee/NFLPhotoLibrary)
OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 11: Defensive lineman Warren Sapp #99 of the Oakland Raiders makes a face against the Arizona Cardinals on August 11, 2007 at McAfee Stadium in Oakland, California. (Photo by Greg Trott/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Warren Sapp -- Air Date 10/03/2008 -- Episode 3633 -- Pictured: (l-r) Football player Warren Sapp and contestant on 'Dancing with the Stars' during an interview with host Jay Leno on October 3, 2008 -- Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 24: DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 710' - After nine weeks of entertaining drama, surprises and dazzling performances, Lance Bass, Brooke Burke and Warren Sapp have broken away from the pack and earned the right for a chance to be crowned champion of 'Dancing with the Stars.' The three finalists had their last opportunity to impress the judges and viewers on two nights of final competition, beginning MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24 (8:00-9:32 p.m., ET), on ABC. (Photo by Kelsey McNeal/ABC via Getty Images)
SUPER BOWL XLIII -- Airdate 02/01/2009 -- 'Super Bowl Heroes Promotion' -- Pictured: (l-r) Jerry Rice, John Elway, Warren Sapp (Photo by Adam Taylor/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CORAL GABLES, FL - AUGUST 23: General view of Warren Sapp books display during his book signing 'Sapp Attack: My Story' at Books and Books on August 23, 2012 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Photo by Vallery Jean/Getty Images)
NORTH SHORE, HI - JANUARY 28: Seven-Time Pro Bowler Warren Sapp catches a wave with the Bud Light Lime surf team on Oahu's North Shore, January 28, 2012 in Haleiwa, Hawaii. (Photo by Marco Garcia/Getty Images for Bud Light Lime)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 31: Warren Sapp of NFL Network laughs before a NFL game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on October 31, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/ Getty Images)
CANTON, OH - AUGUST 3: Former defensive tackle Warren Sapp of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gives his speech during the NFL Class of 2013 Enshrinement Ceremony at Fawcett Stadium on Aug. 3, 2013 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 02: Announcer Chris Rose is kissed by Warren Sapp after he was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Press Conference at the New Orleans Convention Center on February 2, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Pro Football Hall of Famer CLoss of 2013 Warren Sapp walks on the field during Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: Former football player Warren Sapp speaks at the 29th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis at The Waldorf Astoria on September 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for The Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysis)
Aug 6, 2016; Canton, OH, USA; Former Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Warren Sapp poses with the bust of Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler (not pictured) during the 2016 NFL Hall of Fame enshrinement at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 05: New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia has a laugh with Hall of Famer Warren Sapp prior to an NFL football game between the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on October 05, 2017, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. The Patriots defeated the Buccaneers 19-14. (Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 04: Former University of Miami and NFL star Warren Sapp attended an NCAA football game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the University of Miami Hurricanes on November 4, 2017 at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida. Miami defeated Virginia Tech 28-10. (Photo by Richard C. Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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“I didn’t pee in front of my wife and I was married to her for nine years,” Sapp added. “It’s just not something you (do). What is that about? It’s not cute. It’s not sexual. It’s not something you want to see. Last time I checked, if you ate some asparagus, it might stink.”

Cantor claims in the lawsuit she was forced to work in the bathroom at times during her 10 years at NFL Network.

Sapp said that the sex toys were brought in after a “general conversation” between him and several makeup artists. He claims it wasn’t “about sex.”

“We were sitting there around Christmas time and everybody brought a Christmas gift, a little holiday joy for everybody,” Sapp said. “So, my man had made a little novelty thing that looked like mascara, eyeliner and different things. Little toys for ladies that move around a little bit. I showed them pictures and (the makeup artists) said bring me some, so I brought them some for the makeup ladies.”

Sapp also added it was possible he showed Cantor a picture of a woman he was dating.

“Where is the harassment at?” Sapp said. “I’m the notorious one. I’m always the bad guy. That’s why I’m in here today. Ain’t no #metoo, nothing. No sexual harassment. You are not going to put that on me.”

Sapp, who is no longer employed by NFL Network, was fired in 2015 following an arrest for soliciting a prostitute.

[USA Today]

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