On Tuesday, former NFL tight end Shannon Sharpe stepped aside from his duties 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. 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.