NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Want to be a part of the NFL action but missed out on your chance to be a minimum-experience-required replacement referee? Try the real estate market instead.The pros were back in zebra stripes last weekend, but plenty of the pros they officiate are looking for a few good football fans to fill their shoes. And shoe closets. And walk-in closets. And man caves.
Asking price: The highest bid
How do you go from one of the most intense, vociferous and well-paid defensive linemen in the game to losing your national championship and Super Bowl rings, having less than $900 in your checking account and being buried under nearly $7 million in debt? You can ask Warren Sapp, but it may be the only topic Sapp won't expound on at high volume. Sapp earned $77 million during his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders, but a series of bad investments, lax tax payments and alimony and child support obligations put Sapp in the red. He has filed for bankruptcy, has a lien against his earnings and has to sell his 240-pair, size 15 sneaker collection as part of a court-ordered asset liquidation. He's also being forced to auction off his house. It was already on the market for $3.8 million. Given the state of Florida's floundering real estate market, his 10,000-square-foot, four-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bath home in Windmere will likely fetch far less at a U.S. Bantruptcy Court-ordered auction Nov. 1. Ray Rice's Baltimore starter home
Asking price: $339,900
Baltimore Ravens feature running back Ray Rice just signed a $40 million contract extension this summer. He put up 101 yards and a touchdown in a win over his team's hated rivals, the New England Patriots, two weeks ago. Last week he ran for more than 80 yards against Cleveland for the sixth-straight time. So why is he still living in an empty-nester condo in Pikesville? Ray and his teammates have likely asked the same question since he got his big payday. Teammate Ray Lewis owns a 28-acre estate in Reisterstown that makes Rice's 2,100-square-foot hovel look like a walk-in closet. To keep up with Lewis and his own pay grade, Rice put his four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom pad on the market for the bargain price of $339,900. That's a bit less than the $350,000 he paid for it in 2008, but with homes in Pikesville losing near 6% of their value in the last year, it may be the price Rice has to pay to sprint to greener pastures.