Shannon Sharpe, a former NFL tight end with the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens and current analyst with CBS’s "NFL Today," has taken a leave of absence from the program while he deals with a sexual assault allegation, reports Mediabistro.com.
Last week, Sharpe received a temporary restraining order from Michele Bundy, who accused him of forcing her to have sex with him and threatening her life. Bundy is believed to be Sharpe’s girlfriend. A hearing will be held in the case next Monday.
Sharpe appeared on last Sunday’s broadcast of "NFL Today," after the allegations surfaced, but will not be on the show this week.
In a statement, Sharpe said, “I have decided to step away from ‘The NFL Today’ until this matter is resolved.”