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RhymesayersDU
09-14-2010, 08:09 PM
Shannon Sharpe to leave CBS after sexual assault allegation
By Mike Klis
The Denver Post
POSTED: 09/14/2010 08:04:31 PM MDT
UPDATED: 09/14/2010 08:07:59 PM MDT

Former Broncos star tight end Shannon Sharpe will leave his job as NFL analyst for CBS after a sexual assault allegation surfaced against him.

More details coming soon at denverpost.com/broncos.

http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_16076070

elsid13
09-14-2010, 08:11 PM
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/thehuddle/post/2010/09/shannon-sharpe-takes-leave-from-cbs-sports-amid-sexual-assault-allegation/1

Accord to USA Today it is just a leave of absence

Kaylore
09-14-2010, 08:15 PM
Oh man. That sucks.

RhymesayersDU
09-14-2010, 08:21 PM
If this gets messy I wonder if there will be any effects on his HOF chances.

They can't, can they? He was way too good.

elsid13
09-14-2010, 08:23 PM
If this gets messy I wonder if there will be any effects on his HOF chances.

They can't, can they? He was way too good.

He screwed this year and next. No way he get in this media environment.

Tombstone RJ
09-14-2010, 08:28 PM
So what is he accused of doing?

RhymesayersDU
09-14-2010, 08:33 PM
Touching an intern's wee-wee.






Actually I have no idea. I'm sure all the details are coming though.

montrose
09-14-2010, 08:34 PM
Seeing he retired early to take this job, any chance he comes back to play? How about it Shannon?

Traveler
09-14-2010, 08:49 PM
She got a restraining against him. Accused him of sexual assault.
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Shannon Sharpe steps aside at CBS pending resolution of legal case
Posted by Mike Florio on September 14, 2010 8:36 PM ET

Former NFL tight end Shannon Sharpe, who inexplicably has been passed over on multiple occasions for inclusion in the Hall of Fame, now has to worry about an off-field issue that not only could further slow down his candidacy for Canton but also could derail his on-air career at CBS.

Sports By Brooks reports that Sharpe has decided to leave The NFL Today until the pending legal case against him is resolved.

"I have decided to step aside from The NFL Today until the matter is resolved," Sharpe said in a statement released through CBS.

CBS Sports Senior Vice President of Communications LeslieAnne Wade said, "We accept Shannon's decision and decline to comment further on a pending legal matter."

The real question, in our view, is the amount of time the legal matter will be pending. On Thursday, only three days before Sharpe's first on-air duties of the year, an "ex parte" temporary protective order was issued against him. "Ex parte" means that the alleged victim obtained the protection by going to court without Sharpe having the ability to respond to the claims, which include allegations of rape and death threats.

We've got several concerns about this. First, if rape was committed, why didn't the alleged victim go to the police? Second, the "ex parte" nature of the process allows anyone to allege anything and create all sorts of problems for someone. It's far more potent than merely filing a lawsuit, since the issuance of a protective order carries a much stronger sense of legitimacy than the one-sided contentions in a civil complaint.

The plaintiff will have to prove at a hearing on September 20 the basis for the protective order, and if the situation at that point is concluded Sharpe will miss only one week. If it lingers, Sharpe will miss more than a week. Given the speed (or lack thereof) with which the legal process sometimes moves, Sharpe could miss the whole year.

None of this excuses any wrongdoing that Sharpe may have committed. But it's troubling to see someone have to temporarily abandon his livelihood based on a claim that has yet to be scrutinized or tested by any legal authority.


http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/09/14/shannon-sharpe-steps-aside-at-cbs-pending-resolution-of-legal-case/

DarkHorse30
09-14-2010, 08:57 PM
he's doing the right thing, will probably move on to another network after the brouhaha

Tombstone RJ
09-14-2010, 08:59 PM
Wow, I hope Shannon clears his name of this stuff. He's too smart to be that stupid...

broncosteven
09-14-2010, 09:05 PM
He screwed this year and next. No way he get in this media environment.

But the good thing is he fast tracked his way into the Pro football HOF! If he gets caught with a bunch of hookers, weed, and a small mountain (hell HUGE MOUNTAIN) of coke he will be a lock to get in this year.

That way when TD makes it in he can hold TD's hand and cry while TD is trying to do an interview on the induction announcement show.

Tombstone RJ
09-14-2010, 09:08 PM
But the good thing is he fast tracked his way into the Pro football HOF! If he gets caught with a bunch of hookers, weed, and a small mountain (hell HUGE MOUNTAIN) of coke he will be a lock to get in this year.

That way when TD makes it in he can hold TD's hand and cry while TD is trying to do an interview on the induction announcement show.

:wiggle:

Lawrence Taylor agrees...

theAPAOps5
09-14-2010, 09:20 PM
If this gets messy I wonder if there will be any effects on his HOF chances.

They can't, can they? He was way too good.

Well they haven't kicked OJ out and he was only accused and never found guilty. So they should extend the same to Shannon since its only been accused!

I know it won't happen and his chances are hurt right now but I hope he isn't guilty of this stuff.

broncosteven
09-14-2010, 09:35 PM
Well they haven't kicked OJ out and he was only accused and never found guilty. So they should extend the same to Shannon since its only been accused!

I know it won't happen and his chances are hurt right now but I hope he isn't guilty of this stuff.

HOF don't care, he will get in for sure now.

Popps
09-14-2010, 09:48 PM
This sucks... either way. Hope it's not true.

Punisher
09-14-2010, 09:49 PM
Well Shannon was always the horny type lol

loborugger
09-14-2010, 09:54 PM
He screwed this year and next. No way he get in this media environment.

http://0.tqn.com/d/crime/1/0/i/S/irvin_m.jpg

strafen
09-14-2010, 09:57 PM
he's doing the right thing, will probably move on to another network after the brouhaha

That's right.
Smart move. If he clears his name, everything will be just fine.
No need to be in the public eye while he's got this going allegation(s) against him...

strafen
09-14-2010, 09:58 PM
http://0.tqn.com/d/crime/1/0/i/S/irvin_m.jpg

:D Ha!

Taco John
09-14-2010, 10:00 PM
If this gets messy I wonder if there will be any effects on his HOF chances.

They can't, can they? He was way too good.

I agree with those who think it's going to hurt his chances to go in this season. Maybe even next. The HOF committee isn't going to want this anywhere near the institution when it's still fresh.

extralife
09-14-2010, 10:22 PM
If he actually did rape someone I hope he doesn't get in.

Broncos_OTM
09-14-2010, 10:49 PM
Well Shannon was always the horny type lol

Wait i thought you quit...



If true i hope he gets prosecuted to the full extent of the law. And is not inducted into the hall. Im sorry but i dont want that black mark on our resume

montrose
09-14-2010, 10:52 PM
I blame McDaniels.

Hogan11
09-14-2010, 10:55 PM
It's tragic if it's true and it ruins his HoF chances

on the flip side, the NFL Today just got a whole lot more watchable

MaloCS
09-14-2010, 10:59 PM
Investigate the case. If he's guilty, string him up by his balls. If he's innocent, string her up by her...

SoCalBronco
09-14-2010, 10:59 PM
I blame McDaniels.

I blame Xanders.

http://upstreaminc.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/pizza-deliveryjpg-702926.jpg

broncocalijohn
09-14-2010, 11:53 PM
If this gets messy I wonder if there will be any effects on his HOF chances.

They can't, can they? He was way too good.

That's what she said.

Garcia Bronco
09-15-2010, 06:48 AM
I find this hard to believe.

B-Love
09-15-2010, 06:50 AM
Not wanting to rock the boat too much, CBS announced Shannon's replacement while emphasizing they wanted someone with similar vocal delivery.

footstepsfrom#27
09-15-2010, 08:22 AM
She got a restraining against him. Accused him of sexual assault.
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Shannon Sharpe steps aside at CBS pending resolution of legal case
Posted by Mike Florio on September 14, 2010 8:36 PM ET

Former NFL tight end Shannon Sharpe, who inexplicably has been passed over on multiple occasions for inclusion in the Hall of Fame, now has to worry about an off-field issue that not only could further slow down his candidacy for Canton but also could derail his on-air career at CBS.

Sports By Brooks reports that Sharpe has decided to leave The NFL Today until the pending legal case against him is resolved.

"I have decided to step aside from The NFL Today until the matter is resolved," Sharpe said in a statement released through CBS.

CBS Sports Senior Vice President of Communications LeslieAnne Wade said, "We accept Shannon's decision and decline to comment further on a pending legal matter."

The real question, in our view, is the amount of time the legal matter will be pending. On Thursday, only three days before Sharpe's first on-air duties of the year, an "ex parte" temporary protective order was issued against him. "Ex parte" means that the alleged victim obtained the protection by going to court without Sharpe having the ability to respond to the claims, which include allegations of rape and death threats.

We've got several concerns about this. First, if rape was committed, why didn't the alleged victim go to the police? Second, the "ex parte" nature of the process allows anyone to allege anything and create all sorts of problems for someone. It's far more potent than merely filing a lawsuit, since the issuance of a protective order carries a much stronger sense of legitimacy than the one-sided contentions in a civil complaint.

The plaintiff will have to prove at a hearing on September 20 the basis for the protective order, and if the situation at that point is concluded Sharpe will miss only one week. If it lingers, Sharpe will miss more than a week. Given the speed (or lack thereof) with which the legal process sometimes moves, Sharpe could miss the whole year.

None of this excuses any wrongdoing that Sharpe may have committed. But it's troubling to see someone have to temporarily abandon his livelihood based on a claim that has yet to be scrutinized or tested by any legal authority.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/09/14/shannon-sharpe-steps-aside-at-cbs-pending-resolution-of-legal-case/
Mike Florio knows jack **** about the legal issues here.

Mountain Bronco
09-15-2010, 08:32 AM
Ex Parte restraining orders are often times complete BS. Just saying don't jump to any conclusions yet.

bloodsunday
09-15-2010, 08:38 AM
At this point this sure seems like he is just laying low and letting things run their course, going on air with this over his head is not good for him or the network and only puts the matter more in the public eye. Assuming there are no MAJOR legal issues here, this will probably be swept away in no time.

Warren Sapp is back on the air for the NFL Network.

And there are a long list of guys with legal issues in the HoF, so it shouldn't impact him. In my opinion it's a crime (pardon the pun!) that he's not already in. They are penalizing him for being a "pass catching TE", or so they say. I think they are penalizing him for being a Bronco! Somehow I don't think Tony Gonzales or Antonio Gates will have this much trouble getting in (2 years beyond their initial eligibility) and neither of them has a Super Bowl ring.

bronco militia
09-15-2010, 08:39 AM
Mike Florio knows jack **** about the legal issues here.

florio is a Lawyer......it explains why his football takes suck

footstepsfrom#27
09-15-2010, 08:40 AM
Ex Parte restraining orders are often times complete BS. Just saying don't jump to any conclusions yet.
An ex-parte PROTECTIVE order is not the same thing as a restraining order. It carries a state jail felony tag if you vilolate it. The ex-parte status merely issues an emergecy TEMPORARY order keeping the individual it's filed against from coming into contact with the complaintant until a hearing has been held established the facts. And you generally need some kind of evidence or record of past complaints filed in order to show cause for getting one. The order has nothing to do with guilt or innocence, it's merely for someone's protection while the issue is waiting to be decided further in court.

footstepsfrom#27
09-15-2010, 08:41 AM
florio is a Lawyer......it explains why his football takes suck
If he's a lawyer he's dumber than I thought.

theAPAOps5
09-15-2010, 08:56 AM
If he's a lawyer he's dumber than I thought.

Yeah he ran a Law firm in West Virgina before branching off into Pro Football Paparazzi.

West Virginia.... that about says all you need to say! :spit:

Miss I.
09-15-2010, 08:59 AM
1. He's not getting in this year and probably next because the NFL will want to avoid the publicity (they already have the fall out from Big Ben jackhole, who also by the way not convicted of anything).
2. Someone said OJ was not convicted of anything, well that's not true, he wasn't convicted of murdering his wife and the poor guy returning her sunglasses, but he was recently convicted of armed assault and kidnapping I believe. But either way they are not going to take his HOF from him, nor will it likely stop Shannon from getting in even if he is convicted.
3. If Shannon's guilty I hope he goes to jail and I hope he doesn't get in the HOF. To award someone convicted of that kind of crime should preclude him from getting alcolades (I feel the same way about Polanski getting an Academy Award when he was convicted for drugging and raping a 13 year old girl and never serving time).
4. If Shannon is wrongly accused and the woman in question was doing this for money or something else then I think she should be prosecuted for blackmail or filing false charges or whatever, but it may be better to let it drop if Shannon wants to avoid keeping this in the press for too long. People do tend to believe the worst even if a court of law finds otherwise.

Beantown Bronco
09-15-2010, 09:05 AM
If the rubber don't fit, you must acquit.

Irish Stout
09-15-2010, 04:55 PM
www.profootballtalk.com (http://www.profootballtalk.com)

Dismissal of protective order could pave way for Sharpe's return

Posted by Mike Florio on September 15, 2010 5:00 PM ET
On Tuesday, former NFL tight end Shannon Sharpe stepped aside from his duties (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/09/14/shannon-sharpe-steps-aside-at-cbs-pending-resolution-of-legal-case/) at CBS pending the resolution of a protective order entered against him last week.

On Wednesday, the situation apparently was resolved.

TMZ reports that the protective order has been dismissed (http://www.tmz.com/2010/09/15/shannon-sharpe-temporary-restraining-order-dismissed/). Though there's no indication yet regarding whether Sharpe will be back on the air on Sunday, the dismissal of the order and the absence of any other investigation would suggest that Sharpe can return.

As we pointed out on Tuesday, an "ex parte" protective order is obtained without the party against whom it is entered even appearing in court. While it's not clear how or why the order suddenly evaporated in advance of Monday's hearing (and, yes, there's a chance that a financial settlement was reached), the matter looks to be concluded.

Irish Stout
09-15-2010, 04:57 PM
No actual charges, no reports filed with the cops.... basically, there is nothing that actually incriminates Shannon. Bet the reversal on this protective order came pretty quickly when Sharpe's attorney called up the other side and said: "You guys really want to have a defamation suit on your hands? My client is stepping away from a multi-million dollar tv spot to deal with this crap."

GoHAM
09-15-2010, 05:07 PM
It's tragic if it's true and it ruins his HoF chances

on the flip side, the NFL Today just got a whole lot more watchable

Anyone else catch Shannon's highlight of Tim Tebow's first NFL pass during halftime of the Jaguars game?

The clip showed Daniel Graham catching a pass, then a brief glimpse of Orton as the camera zoomed out, and then it cut to a clip of Tebow running off the field.

It was ridiculous, I mean how hard is it to actually watch the clip or check the stats.

Hogan11
09-15-2010, 05:52 PM
Anyone else catch Shannon's highlight of Tim Tebow's first NFL pass during halftime of the Jaguars game?

The clip showed Daniel Graham catching a pass, then a brief glimpse of Orton as the camera zoomed out, and then it cut to a clip of Tebow running off the field.

It was ridiculous, I mean how hard is it to actually watch the clip or check the stats.

Yeah, I saw that too ::)

A lot of people are biased because of Sharpe being a Broncos great and all, but the sad truth is he should've never been allowed to be behind a microphone, especially as an analyst.

Boomhauer
09-15-2010, 09:28 PM
Ex Parte restraining orders are often times complete BS. Just saying don't jump to any conclusions yet.

DenverPost seems to have concluded she's a lying wackjob:
http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_16085962
<snip> "My first reaction was: 'Oh, my God, this woman is trying to put the screws to this guy,' " Troy Holocker of Denver said. "Everyone knows this is a lie. This is what the woman went out to do. To hear this woman drag his name through the mud made me mad." ...
"She's been infatuated with Shannon Sharpe for years to the point I think she was kind of stalking him," Thayne Davis of Roxborough said. "She moved to Georgia to be closer to him. She has some insane idea in her head that he's going to be in a relationship with her."
Davis and his wife recently allowed Bundy and her daughter to live in their Roxborough home for a few months, until late-June. However, Davis said Bundy had overstayed her welcome at their home and was ordered to leave in late-June. "We had to get the police to escort her out," Davis said. "She was fabricating stories against me too."

TheChamp24
09-15-2010, 09:52 PM
Am I the only one that was thinking "Can he still play? Because he'd be our best receiving threat at TE if he suited up..."

theAPAOps5
09-15-2010, 11:07 PM
1. He's not getting in this year and probably next because the NFL will want to avoid the publicity (they already have the fall out from Big Ben jackhole, who also by the way not convicted of anything).
2. Someone said OJ was not convicted of anything, well that's not true, he wasn't convicted of murdering his wife and the poor guy returning her sunglasses, but he was recently convicted of armed assault and kidnapping I believe. But either way they are not going to take his HOF from him, nor will it likely stop Shannon from getting in even if he is convicted.
3. If Shannon's guilty I hope he goes to jail and I hope he doesn't get in the HOF. To award someone convicted of that kind of crime should preclude him from getting alcolades (I feel the same way about Polanski getting an Academy Award when he was convicted for drugging and raping a 13 year old girl and never serving time).
4. If Shannon is wrongly accused and the woman in question was doing this for money or something else then I think she should be prosecuted for blackmail or filing false charges or whatever, but it may be better to let it drop if Shannon wants to avoid keeping this in the press for too long. People do tend to believe the worst even if a court of law finds otherwise.

I said OJ was only accused and was still in the Hall. Only recently was he convicted. My point is if OJ is in the Hall, STILL then Shannon shouldn't have this held against him in terms of Hall voting. It will be held against him of course and its just a sad double standard. OJ should vacate his spot in the hall or should have it vacated.

Miss I.
09-16-2010, 03:02 AM
I said OJ was only accused and was still in the Hall. Only recently was he convicted. My point is if OJ is in the Hall, STILL then Shannon shouldn't have this held against him in terms of Hall voting. It will be held against him of course and its just a sad double standard. OJ should vacate his spot in the hall or should have it vacated.

I don't disagree with your point. The only thing I would say is the difference is that OJ wasn't accused/convicted until many years after he was inducted. Shannon still isn't in and therefore is more vulnerable to this impacting him. I don't think it will though to be honest (guilty or not).

I do wonder, does anyone know, has anyone ever been pulled out of the HOF after induction? Does that even happen? Or do they just bury their shrine in like a closet or something?

Mountain Bronco
09-16-2010, 08:51 AM
An ex-parte PROTECTIVE order is not the same thing as a restraining order. It carries a state jail felony tag if you vilolate it. The ex-parte status merely issues an emergecy TEMPORARY order keeping the individual it's filed against from coming into contact with the complaintant until a hearing has been held established the facts. And you generally need some kind of evidence or record of past complaints filed in order to show cause for getting one. The order has nothing to do with guilt or innocence, it's merely for someone's protection while the issue is waiting to be decided further in court.

I am well aware of what is typically involved, but many judges often don't toe that line and it is apparent from the news today that this one didn't either. Thus, they are often BS.

BroncoBuff
09-16-2010, 09:07 AM
He should get 3 weeks off. Max.


http://www.nflnewsworld.com/wp-content/uploads/Ben-Roethlisberger.jpg

bendog
09-16-2010, 09:13 AM
a complainant does not need to show any prior history, or allegations of prior history, to obtain a temp protective order in colo.

http://www.cobar.org/index.cfm/ID/0/subID/274/Understand-Protective-Orders/

there's no reason to believe a judge or sharpe has done anything wrong. there's also no reason to believe the woman fabricated anything, beyond what was alrady linked from the d. post.

BroncoBuff
09-16-2010, 09:16 AM
Ex-parte orders can be for anything, any kind of case ... criminal, personal injury, family law, bankruptcy. But they don't last long, couple days, maybe a week.

Ex-parte means 'one party only' ... you can get an ex-parte order by yourself, then wait for a formal hearing date a week (at most) later, at which time retrained party can be heard.

To get an ex-parte, you must show that "irreparable harm" will result without it.

bendog
09-16-2010, 09:30 AM
I think it's actaully that a judge must find there's a credible reason for him/her to conclude that there could be imminent harm from the person alleged to be a threat. But the pt is that there doesn't need to be any physical proof of harm or any witnesses to any threat, nor does the person alleged to be a threat have any opportunity to refute any charge, nor is there any requirement that he even be charged with a crime. A person just has to present a credible tale that they are in danger, and any judge should issue a temp order if there's any reason to think there might actually be something to this.

It's unfortunate for Sharpe, since he's in the public eye, but generally these things don't really carry any punative weight, and nobody's employer is generally even told. They're better than nothing, but most women who have to turn their kids over to an ex-spouse they fear, or who have an ex-spouse drop by with the monthly support, they're not much use.

BroncoBuff
09-16-2010, 10:03 AM
A person just has to present a credible tale that they are in danger, and any judge should issue a temp order if there's any reason to think there might actually be something to this.

That’s all correct. To maintain the ex-parte order’s terms, the judge might issue a “preliminary injunction” at that first hearing (first hearing that comes 2-7 days after the ex-parte order is issued). A preliminary injunction keeps the findings in place for a few months or more, until a trial is finished or dispositive ruling is made. And btw: Protective = Restraining.

In other words, this Sharpe situation is what they call a “fluid story.”

bendog
09-16-2010, 02:08 PM
It was posted that Sharpe is back at cbs and the case dismissed wasn't it?

BigPlayShay
09-16-2010, 02:23 PM
It was posted that Sharpe is back at cbs and the case dismissed wasn't it?

It appears as though his accuser is a wack-a-doo:

http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_16085962

"She's been infatuated with Shannon Sharpe for years to the point I think she was kind of stalking him," Thayne Davis of Roxborough said. "She moved to Georgia to be closer to him. She has some insane idea in her head that he's going to be in a relationship with her."

Davis and his wife recently allowed Bundy and her daughter to live in their Roxborough home for a few months. However, Davis said Bundy had overstayed her welcome at their home and was ordered to leave in late-June.

"We had to get the police to escort her out," Davis said. "She was fabricating stories against me too."


Read more: Shannon Sharpe will return to CBS booth after allegations withdrawn - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_16085962#ixzz0zj4uVdtD

Kaylore
09-16-2010, 02:27 PM
Good to see Sharpe have his name cleared.

BroncoBuff
09-16-2010, 03:52 PM
Whew ...

Anaximines
09-16-2010, 05:05 PM
... and if the situation at that point is concluded Sharpe will miss only one week. If it lingers, Sharpe will miss more than a week. Given the speed (or lack thereof) with which the legal process sometimes moves, Sharpe could miss the whole year.

Might as well just put him on IR!

Tombstone RJ
09-16-2010, 05:10 PM
Shannon is a smart guy and handled the situation well, it's good to know the accusations are false.

DontBeMessin
09-16-2010, 05:39 PM
THANK GOD!!!!

When he talks it's like he still has someone's penis in his mouth... I can't understand a word he says...

BroncoBuff
09-16-2010, 06:29 PM
Change

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PLEASE

Dagmar
09-16-2010, 06:56 PM
Change

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PLEASE

Yes.

DAN_BRONCO_FAN
09-16-2010, 07:50 PM
It appears as though his accuser is a wack-a-doo:

http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_16085962

"She's been infatuated with Shannon Sharpe for years to the point I think she was kind of stalking him," Thayne Davis of Roxborough said. "She moved to Georgia to be closer to him. She has some insane idea in her head that he's going to be in a relationship with her."

Davis and his wife recently allowed Bundy and her daughter to live in their Roxborough home for a few months. However, Davis said Bundy had overstayed her welcome at their home and was ordered to leave in late-June.

"We had to get the police to escort her out," Davis said. "She was fabricating stories against me too."


Read more: Shannon Sharpe will return to CBS booth after allegations withdrawn - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_16085962#ixzz0zj4uVdtD

oddly enough im moving close to tim tebow where i will next accuse him and big foot and ufo aliens of raping me with his presence Ha! is that wrong to want to be touched by the mile high messiah