Ed Reed shared a private exchange he had with fellow NFL legend Shannon Sharpe following his abrupt exit from Bethune-Cookman.
During Undisputed on Wednesday, Sharpe said he thought Reed would’ve been a good coach at Bethune-Cookman but added Reed was wrong in being so outspoken about what was going on at the university.
“A lot of HBCUs are underfunded. I don’t know what Ed thought. That ain’t The U [Miami] Ed,” Sharpe said. “That’s not a power five bruh. They don’t have donors that give back $30-40 million.”
Later in the segment, Sharpe said, “What is Ed thinking? Most HBCUs are like this. I get Ed’s passion, and asking to clean the offices … But I wish he had gone to admin. I wish he hadn’t gone public with it, put it on IG Live, just go to admin and say, ‘Guys, this is unacceptable. I shouldn’t have my players picking up trash.’”
Based on direct messages Reed shared on Instagram, Sharpe apologized if he had upset the nine-time Pro Bowler.
“Bro, I support you, IF* you took offense to anything I said. I apologize,” Sharpe wrote to Reed. “Think you’re going to make a helluva coach. God didn’t think that was the right situation for you. All the best.”
However, Reed did no seem to accept that apology.
Reed responded, “Naw bruh that’s not it. God did. You said a lot of wrong about me playa.”
“Like what,” Sharpe asked.
Sharpe finished things off by saying “Ed, I voiced an opinion. It’s not that deep. Wish you all the best, but I’m done with this.”
Reed announced earlier this week that he would not be hired as new head coach of Bethune Cookman. The HBCU had previously announced that the two sides had agreed in principle on a deal, but things fell through after he decided to blast the school over the state of conditions on the campus.
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