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09-11-2010, 10:28 AM
Restraining Order Filed Against CBS NFL Analyst Shannon Sharpe
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9/10/2010 9:09 PM ET By A.J. Perez
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A woman filed a temporary restraining order against CBS NFL studio analyst Shannon Sharpe, according to a court filing in Georgia.
Michele Bundy made the filing at Fulton County Superior Court on Thursday and cited "family violence" as the reason she sought the protection order. News of the request was first reported by SPORTSbyBROOKS Friday night, which said the temporary order was approved by a judge.
A CBS spokeswoman told FanHouse that the network had no comment.
Sharpe, 42, was an eight-time Pro Bowl tight end in a career that spanned 14 NFL seasons, time split between the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens. CBS hired Sharpe in May 2004 and he's worked on the network's pre-game show, THE NFL TODAY, ever since.
While no charges have been filed in this instance, Sharpe (shown at right in a file photo) was arrested six years ago on a simple battery charge for removing the mother of one of his children from his home by force.
Temporary restraining orders typically last 30 days in Georgia, during which time the target of the order is served. Such orders, according to state law, are granted for "family violence" in instances of "offenses of battery, simple battery, simple assault, assault, stalking, criminal damage to property, unlawful restraint, or criminal trespass."
A temporary restraining order can be extended up to a year or a permanent order could be issued.
09-11-2010, 02:11 PM
Well, the dude assaults my ears every Sunday. I should get a restraining order for that.
09-13-2010, 11:29 AM
No 'Sharpe' reproach from CBS
Last Updated: 8:01 AM, September 13, 2010
Posted: 2:08 AM, September 13, 2010
When Shannon Sharpe caught passes for the Broncos and Ravens he would turn toward the crowd and cameras and flex his suspiciously enormous biceps and triceps. Now, it's alleged, the studio regular for CBS' coverage of the NFL regularly used those arms to shove women around.
A woman named Michele Bundy, believed to be Sharpe's girlfriend, was granted a temporary restraining order against him on Thursday in Atlanta's Fulton County Superior Court. The dispute has been classified as a "family violence" case, though it is not known why Bundy filed for the restraining order.
Sharpe not only appeared on CBS' pregame show yesterday, but the network seemed eager to provide him the benefit of all doubts. CBS made it clear that no police charges have been filed, and that Sharpe is highly regarded among staffers.
But it seems as if someone in a position to know opened the police book on Sharpe late last week. Since 1994, it also was reported, 10 civil complaints have been filed against him in Fulton County, all by women, including a battery charge by the mother of one of his children. That charge was later dropped after mediation.
Sharpe also is involved in a child support case in another Georgia jurisdiction.
If even partially true, this all makes you wonder if CBS did its homework six years ago when it hired Sharpe, or whether the network just liked the fact that he was a talkative, accomplished player who flexed his muscles for the cameras. In TV, that's often all it takes.
Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/more_sports/no_sharpe_reproach_Ok6TdsHfFxJh8vQbikJKYK#ixzz0zQK vBtfY
09-15-2010, 10:14 AM
Accused Sharpe: ‘Step Aside’ From CBS For Now
Posted by Brooks on Sep. 14, 2010, 4:58pm
Last Friday I reported that Shannon Sharpe was served with a temporary restraining order by an Atlanta Court per a petition by a woman named Michele Bundy. A hearing has now been scheduled for the case at Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta on Monday, Sept. 20. Sharpe has not been charged with a crime or been arrested.
Shannon Sharpe Petition For Restraining Order
Today I obtained Bundy’s temporary restraining order petition filed last Thursday at Fulton County Superior Court.
Shannon Sharpe restraining order
Bundy was granted a temporary protective order against Sharpe after accusing the CBS commentator of forcing her to have sex with him, making multiple threats on her life and stalking her. Sharpe was ordered by the Court to not contact Bundy or her immediate family and remain at least 200 yards away from her at all times.
Bundy’s attorney listed the following allegations against Sharpe in the restraining order petition:
Forced to have sex with him. He repeatedly calls and threatens her life. Places her under surveillance and calls to say he is watching her.
Bundy requested in the petition that a minor child in her care also be applicable to the protective order. The request was granted by the judge.
As noted by the judge, the Sept. 20 hearing will require Bundy and her attorney “to show why the demands (restraining order) of the petitioner should be granted.”
After my inital report on Friday about the temporary restraining order obtained by Bundy, Sharpe performed his regular NFL studio host duties on CBS on Sunday and did not comment about the case.
Following my report on the details of the restraining order petition today, Sharpe released this statement through CBS: “I have decided to step aside from the NFL Today until this matter is resolved.”
CBS Sports Senior Vice President of Communications LeslieAnne Wade said on behalf of the network: “We accept Shannon’s decision and decline to comment further on a pending legal matter.”
Though it’s important to keep in mind that Sharpe has not been charged with a crime or been arrested, based on the gravity of the allegations against him, CBS and Sharpe did the right thing in allowing the legal process to run its course.
09-15-2010, 11:16 AM
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09-15-2010, 05:09 PM
Wow that was fast
Shannon Sharpe Restraining Order -- Dismissed
9/15/2010 10:32 AM PDT by TMZ Staff
TMZ has learned ... officials in Fulton County, Georgia have just dismissed a restraining order against former NFL superstar Shannon Sharpe ... who is accused of raping and stalking a woman.
As you may have heard, a woman named Michele Bundy was granted a temporary protective order against the former Denver Broncos tight end after telling police that Sharpe "forced [her] to have sex with him" and threatened her life earlier this month.
But we're told ... Sharpe just received the dismissal notice from the Fulton County Sheriff's Office just moments ago.
In the wake of the allegations, Sharpe had decided to take a leave of absence from his job as an analyst for CBS' "NFL Today". No word on when he plans to return.
Sharpe has not been arrested nor charged with a crime -- and officials in Fulton County tell us there is no investigation at this
09-15-2010, 08:35 PM
In the immortal words ofAC/DC...
Come on, come on
Listen to the money talk
09-16-2010, 05:26 PM
CBS Reinstates Sharpe As Court Case Dismissed
Posted by Brooks on Sep. 16, 2010, 1:48pm
A Fulton County Superior Court spokesman informed me today that the woman who initially filed for and was granted a temporary restraining order against Shannon Sharpe, Michele Bundy, has withdrawn the charges she made to obtain the order.
Shannon Sharpe case dismissed
Sharpe is no longer required to appear in court on Sept. 20 and was never arrested or charged with a crime.
With the case dismissed, the DENVER POST reports an acquaintance of Bundy claims she was “infatuated” with the CBS commentator and recently moved to Atlanta “to be close to Shannon Sharpe’s house.” While another said, “everything knows this (the charges that led to the restraining order) is a lie.”
Troy Holocker of Denver told the Post:
“My first reaction was: ‘Oh, my God, this woman is trying to put the screws to this guy.’ 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.“
Thayne Davis of Roxborough, Colo., told the Post:
“She’s been infatuated with Shannon Sharpe for years to the point I think she was kind of stalking him. 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.”
More from the Post on Davis and Bundy:
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.”
Davis said Bundy had lived in Denver for several years, including a stretch when she worked for a television station. Bundy met Sharpe, Davis said, during a time when she was granted media credentials to the Broncos’ games and locker room at designated interview times. Davis said he occasionally accompanied Bundy as a photographer.
Bundy lived in New York for about five years, Davis said, then returned this year to the Denver area before recently moving to the Atlanta area.
“She sold everything she had, bought an RV and moved out to be close to Shannon Sharpe’s house,” Davis said.
The Post did not make clear what Bundy’s relationship was to Davis or Holocker.
Sources tell me that Bundy initially moved from Denver to New York to work for IMG and later ESPN on website projects. She no longer works for either company. She was also an aspiring actress, appearing in small film projects.
Sharpe, a former NFL star and current candidate for the pro football Hall of Fame, had previously taken a leave of absence from CBS’ NFL Today show to deal with the legal matter involving Bundy.
With the news of the case dismissal, CBS has reinstated Shannon Sharpe to its NFL Today program effectively immediately.
Through CBS, Shannon Sharpe said:
“I had every expectation that based on truth alone these claims would never reach a court. This issue was dismissed in its totality and no monies and no communications were exchanged. Now I look forward to getting to work.“
CBS Sports Senior Vice President of Communications LeslieAnne Wade added on behalf of the network:
“We are pleased that Shannon will be in his usual position with the NFL Today on Sunday.”
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