The former Broncos great and television analyst is battling a sexual assault allegation.
Just as Shannon Sharpe closes in on becoming the fourth Broncos player elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the former tight end has been engulfed in a legal battle.
Sharpe has taken a leave of absence from his job as NFL analyst for CBS in light of a sexual assault allegation levied against him.
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Atlanta’s Fulton County Superior Court has granted a temporary restraining order against Sharpe following a petition filed by Michele Bundy under the category of “family violence.”
Bundy alleged in her petition that Sharpe threatened her life and forced her into sex. A protection order hearing has been set for Monday.
Sharpe, who has not been arrested or charged with a crime, could not be reached for comment.
In a statement, he said, “I have decided to step aside from the NFL Today (show) until this matter is resolved.”
CBS spokesperson LeslieAnne Wade said the network accepted Sharpe’s decision.
Sharpe’s legal battle, though, may not damage his chances of achieving football immortality. The Hall of Fame bylaws state only a player’s on-field contributions are to be considered.
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