Jerry Rice On ‘Dancing With The Stars’: ‘They’re Going After Warren Sapp’
First Published: August 20, 2008 9:01 PM EDT Credit: AP
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- ”Dancing With The Stars” is famous for scoring big athletes, but this time the ABC show may be getting more than it bargained for.
“They’re really going after a big one this time,” ”DWTS” Season 2 finalist Jerry Rice told Access Hollywood‘s Billy Bush in an interview for “The Billy Bush Show.” “I think it’s Warren Sapp.”
The retired NFL defensive back weighed in at 285 pounds a year ago, according to USA Today, but Rice says Sapp will slim down for the dancefloor.
”You’re probably going to see him trim down, lose some weight,” he said. “I know Warren, Warren is very competitive so he’s going to give it 100%.”
Rice told Billy that he’s still using the moves he learned on “DWTS,” showing them off at a recent charity event in Napa.
”We went through some moves, we did some ballroom stuff, we did some Latin stuff,” he said.
When he’s not dancing up a storm, the thirteen-time Pro Bowler has been watching the Olympics and marveling at the feats of another great champ — Michael Phelps.
“It was just amazing,” Rice said. “You could tell the guy was just competing against himself and he was able to dig down deep and have his best [performances].”
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