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The protective order entered against Sharpe on an “ex parte” (i.e., he had no say in the matter) basis was withdrawn on Wednesday, and the case itself was dismissed.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