Shannon Sharpe Leaves CBS and Faces Serious Allegations in Georgia Court

Chaz MattsonAnalyst ISeptember 15, 2010

Shannon Sharpe has taken leave from the NFL Today
Shannon Sharpe has taken leave from the NFL TodayFrederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Just when you thought the news at Dove Valley couldn’t get any worse, it does, this time in the form of a serious allegation against former Denver Broncos great Shannon Sharpe.  Officially Sharpe is taking a leave of absence from his job as a football analyst at CBS amid the allegations that he threatened a woman and forced her to have sex with him. 

Last week in an Atlanta court Sharpe’s accuser, Michele Bundy, submitted a petition which states that she was forced to have sex with him.  Additionally it states that he has repeatedly called and threatened her life and that he has essentially been stalking her.  This has resulted in a restraining order against Shannon Sharpe, though a hearing is set for September 20th for Bundy and her attorney to show just cause for the order to stay in place.

For the time being CBS Sports is not commenting on the situation though they have accepted Sharpe’s decision to depart NFL Today indefinitely.  No replacement for Sharpe has been mentioned at this time.