Shannon Sharpe is being called out for his comments about why the Patriots really cut Cam Newton.
During Wednesday’s episode of FOX Sports 1’s “Undisputed,” Sharpe essentially said Newton was cut because of his personality.
“I just think these guys have an understanding of how Patriots players should conduct themselves, and anybody who does not conduct themselves in that way is going to run afoul with those guys,” Sharpe said, as transcribed by WEEI. “They’ve toed the line. They’ve never had anybody with Cam’s personality.”
Sharpe added: “Even Gronk (Rob Gronkowski) — he had a good old time. He was chugging beers in the parade and all that stuff. But for whatever reason, Cam is an outsider, and they look down on outsiders.”
Former Patriots tight end Christian Fauria was having none of it, and promptly called him out on it in a fiery response:
“So, the Patriots cut Cam Newton BC he had too much personality? @ShannonSharpe are you F*$%-ing serious?”
Sharpe fired right back:
“That’s not what the FCK I said. I said the former players were critical of him because of his outsize personality never mentioned anything about that’s a reason he got released. Bro, you know how to reach me, I’ve done your radio show b4. Call me and not with bull****”