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Shannon Sharpe returns to CBS

With Shannon Sharpe stepping aside until the legal case against him had been resolved and with the legal case against him resolved on Wednesday, Sharpe is now stepping back in.

“I had every expectation that based on truth alone these claims would never reach a court,” Sharpe said in a statement released by CBS, per SportsByBrooks.com.  “This issue was dismissed in its totality and no monies and no communications were exchanged.  Now I look forward to getting to work.”

Added CBS spokesperson LeslieAnn Wade, “We are pleased that Shannon will be in his usual position with The NFL Today on Sunday.”

The protective order entered against Sharpe on an “ex parte” (i.e., he had no say in the matter) basis was withdrawn on Wednesday, and the case itself was dismissed.  No further action against Sharpe is pending.

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51 Responses to “Shannon Sharpe returns to CBS”
  1. Kevin from Philly says: Sep 16, 2010 3:23 PM

    Well, I guess he can finally lose the long face.

  2. FinFan68 says: Sep 16, 2010 3:25 PM

    That is good news but he still took a PR hit that could cost him a HoF vote or two. Too bad that there is no real recourse for those that are falsely accused.

  3. bake69 says: Sep 16, 2010 3:26 PM

    He celebrated by having a drink with Isaiah Thomas.

  4. TryTheVeal says: Sep 16, 2010 3:26 PM

    Does CBS actually think anbody would have missed him?

  5. Dewey Axewoond says: Sep 16, 2010 3:26 PM

    Can we issue a gag order on him now, please?
    Or at least just ask Mushmouth to spit all the marbles out?

  6. Thingamajig says: Sep 16, 2010 3:32 PM

    No monies, just a check.

  7. robert ethen says: Sep 16, 2010 3:32 PM

    “C’mon old son, thar’s a bucket of oats and a soft warm bed of hay, just up yonder around the bend. We’re back home!”.

  8. BigMikeSkinsFan says: Sep 16, 2010 3:33 PM

    did his trainer walk him in to the gates?

  9. mama tried says: Sep 16, 2010 3:39 PM

    Great, just in time for an unintelligible morning on CBS…….
    “WTF did he say!?!?”

  10. Youngs79 says: Sep 16, 2010 3:39 PM

    Mr. Ed is Back.

  11. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Sep 16, 2010 3:39 PM

    “This issue was dismissed in its totality and no monies and no communications were exchanged. Now I look forward to getting to work.”
    ________________
    Wow. See, now THAT’S how you know it was BS. He didn’t pay her off and said it on the record. You don’t hear that from most people “only accused” of things *cough* Roethlisberger *cough*
    Hmm….wonder why that is….
    That being said, Shannon Sharpe is still an unintelligible idiot.

  12. mrcmos says: Sep 16, 2010 3:40 PM

    Why? No one can understand this fool. He just blathres on and on and make no sense. That’s why I watch FOX. More entertaining and you can understand the points they are trying to make.
    Get rid of this moron.

  13. Heywood Jablowme says: Sep 16, 2010 3:41 PM

    Kevin from Philly says:
    September 16, 2010 3:23 PM
    Well, I guess he can finally lose the long face.
    ————————————————-
    Haha, dammit Kevin! I swear to everything that is holy that I was just gonna use that line!

  14. raiderrob21 says: Sep 16, 2010 3:41 PM

    So what your saying is Sharpe did nothing wrong and if anything happened it was consensual. As opposed to Ben Rothlisburger who RAPED 2 women and got away with it!

  15. Tdk24 says: Sep 16, 2010 3:44 PM

    So why did the prick have to go to court in the first place?

  16. mwatso28 says: Sep 16, 2010 3:44 PM

    Shannon Sharpe walks into a bar…the bartender says “why the long face?”

  17. AllThat says: Sep 16, 2010 3:45 PM

    Shannon Sharpe walks into a bar…..The bartender says “Hey why the long face”?
    Glad there was no video or we would not have been able to understand what he actually said.

  18. Dapollock says: Sep 16, 2010 3:48 PM

    Hopefully his jockey can resume his normal schedule too.

  19. BleedingSilverAndBlack says: Sep 16, 2010 3:54 PM

    Maybe now he can take those marbles out of his mouth.

  20. Tom "Horse Toofs" Jackson SUX!!!!! says: Sep 16, 2010 3:54 PM

    But the real question is, upon returning from his looong 2 day absence, can anyone understand what he is saying now?

  21. jj jones says: Sep 16, 2010 3:55 PM

    Did anybody hear this straight from the horse’s mouth?

  22. nutbuster says: Sep 16, 2010 3:56 PM

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  23. nutbuster says: Sep 16, 2010 3:56 PM

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  24. Wallacej says: Sep 16, 2010 4:11 PM

    @Kevin from Philly
    The long face is permanent

  25. wyoff says: Sep 16, 2010 4:14 PM

    Wait a minute… I thought that factually unsupported and groundless allegations of sexual assault required a mandatory 4-week suspension. Where’s Goodell on this to lay down the law?

  26. NYMets says: Sep 16, 2010 4:15 PM

    He speaks English as a second language.

  27. Bob says: Sep 16, 2010 4:24 PM

    I’m glad for him that he’s cleared, but CBS should have used this opportunity to get rid of him for good on the premise that he’s a terrible broadcaster.

  28. raybin says: Sep 16, 2010 4:29 PM

    I’m gonna guess those distributed comments had to be translated from Shannon-ese. Otherwise they would’ve read like, “Ognoa joifoid adfunaz weuinhg afdjlkd. Bnmweupz asdfljbbb cazwuuiopah.”

  29. Florio Splorio says: Sep 16, 2010 4:33 PM

    Luckily he made hay during his career. He can afford to eat some of it now.

  30. Jack Lambert's Dentist says: Sep 16, 2010 5:26 PM

    Wyoff, I was thinking the same thing. Funny how these things work.

  31. nigel_hugginsworth says: Sep 16, 2010 5:26 PM

    Magic Johnson thinks his speech could use some fixing.

  32. contract says: Sep 16, 2010 5:28 PM

    Exonerated … just like Ben.
    Uncastigated … unlike Ben.

  33. superb owl says: Sep 16, 2010 5:29 PM

    not noooooooo…
    NEIGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
    NEIGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
    NEIGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  34. Bdrunk says: Sep 16, 2010 5:41 PM

    superb owl says:
    September 16, 2010 5:29 PM
    not noooooooo…
    NEIGHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHHH
    NEIGHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHHH
    NEIGHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHHH
    ———————
    Winnah!

  35. cunn9305 says: Sep 16, 2010 5:42 PM

    Back on the feed bag … ;)

  36. joetoronto says: Sep 16, 2010 5:45 PM

    Why this guy is on tv is a freakin mystery, he stinks.

  37. Coalregion says: Sep 16, 2010 5:48 PM

    This news should put him at 4 : 1 for next years Kentucky Derby…

  38. shiftyshellshocked says: Sep 16, 2010 5:57 PM

    Darn, I was going to watch the CBS pre-game show this Sunday, but when you can only understand 3/4′s of the conversation, what’s the point. Skol Vikes.

  39. Tom from LA says: Sep 16, 2010 6:12 PM

    Why all the hostility about Shannon Sharpe???
    When I tune in on Sunday morning I want some entertainment along with the stats. Sharpe is great entertainment. Ya got to love the suits. I hope he makes the HOF this year. I have not watched Fox in years. Those guys are just plain boring and they have no chemistry.

  40. Craven Morehead says: Sep 16, 2010 6:12 PM

    God I was hoping he wouldn’t be back. I would like to have watched the show, but will not if he’s there. Can’t stand the overbearing, mouth full of grits commentary he spews. Sterling is much better.

  41. RUGGERLAD says: Sep 16, 2010 7:03 PM

    I hope they hire translators too. I’ve always wondered if what he said made any sense.

  42. vikes49 says: Sep 16, 2010 7:44 PM

    wasnt he the original mush mouth on the fat albert show???

  43. Drafty says: Sep 16, 2010 7:55 PM

    All the bashing … from whiners whose teams Sharpe burned all those years.
    All the “long face” commentary, from people whose appearance would likely cause most people to asphyxiate.
    All the jocularity about unintelligible speech, from people who couldn’t string two sentences together if their useless lives depended on it.
    Those who live in glass houses … shouldn’t be douchebags.

  44. superb owl says: Sep 16, 2010 8:13 PM

    he’s a joke as an announcer and public figure. it has nothing to do with who he played for or against.
    quit making excuses.

  45. DonnyBoy says: Sep 16, 2010 9:02 PM

    At least your stars wait until they’re retired to assault women.
    One of you should explain to Rapesagirlortwo how it’s done.

  46. Aints Fan says: Sep 16, 2010 9:02 PM

    I’m kind of glad that Mushmouth is back. I could only understand every third word coming out of his mouth. If only CBS could hire Emmit Smith, then the english language would be slaughtered beyond comprehension.

  47. DonnyBoy says: Sep 16, 2010 9:03 PM

    wyoff says:
    September 16, 2010 4:14 PM
    Wait a minute… I thought that factually unsupported and groundless allegations of sexual assault required a mandatory 4-week suspension. Where’s Goodell on this to lay down the law?
    *******************************
    Maybe he only does so after 2 or 3 separate incidents.
    You know, where the odds of all of them being groundless and factually unsupported really goes down to squat.
    You think?

  48. robert ethen says: Sep 17, 2010 12:05 AM

    Lady complained of stalking. Then she withdrew the complaint. Maybe it was just a stalking horse.

  49. DaveM says: Sep 17, 2010 8:49 AM

    I’m sure the other ten incidents were just a mix up as well.
    “Court documents showed that 10 civil complaints have been filed against Sharpe in Fulton County, Georgia, all by women, since 1994.”

  50. wyoff says: Sep 17, 2010 10:09 AM

    “DonnyBoy says:
    September 16, 2010 9:03 PM
    wyoff says:
    September 16, 2010 4:14 PM
    Wait a minute… I thought that factually unsupported and groundless allegations of sexual assault required a mandatory 4-week suspension. Where’s Goodell on this to lay down the law?
    ******************** ***********
    Maybe he only does so after 2 or 3 separate incidents.
    You know, where the odds of all of them being groundless and factually unsupported really goes down to squat.
    You think?”
    This was the 10th(!) complaint against Sharpe since 1994.

  51. rarson says: Sep 17, 2010 12:28 PM

    “All the bashing … from whiners whose teams Sharpe burned all those years.
    All the “long face” commentary, from people whose appearance would likely cause most people to asphyxiate.
    All the jocularity about unintelligible speech, from people who couldn’t string two sentences together if their useless lives depended on it.”
    All the incomplete sentences.

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