Attorneys for Sapp filed a federal court petition Monday in Scott Rothstein's criminal case. The attorneys say Sapp has interest in money the government is seeking in a forfeiture action.
The seven-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman had nearly $103,000 in a trust account with the law firm when it collapsed after financial fraud came to light.
Sapp's trust account is not connected to the billion-dollar Ponzi scheme Rothstein allegedly ran out of his Fort Lauderdale law office.
A court hearing has been scheduled involving the petitions of Sapp and others seeking trust account funds.