Former NFL star and CBS sports commentator Shannon Sharpe is taking a leave from his post at NFL Today to fight off allegations that he stalked and assaulted a woman in Atlanta. The woman has filed for a restraining order to keep Sharpe away from both her and her child.
Sharpe and the folks over at CBS are taking the allegations quite seriously and he has stepped down from his his profile gig pending resolution of the legal matter.
“I have decided to step aside from the NFL Today (show) until this matter is resolved,” Sharpe says in a statement.
A hearing on the matter is set for Monday.
It has been quite a week for athletes setting a bad example for our kids with the Jets lockerroom incident, Flyod Mayweather’s arrest, and even Jack Nicklaus’ grandson showing our kids how not to behave.
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