Shannon Sharpe couldn’t wait to give his thoughts on the Drew Brees situation where he upset many people on his National Anthem comments.
The NFL Hall of Famer unloaded on the New Orleans Saints QB on FS1’s ‘Undisputed,’ calling his apology “meaningless” and explaining why he’ll never respect Brees again. He also urged him to retire because he will likely never be looked at the same again.
“Drew Brees still doesn’t seem to get it. Now he issued an apology, Skip, but it’s meaningless,” Sharpe said during the show. “Because the guys know that he spoke his heart the very first time around. Now, I don’t know what Drew’s going to do, but he probably should just go ahead and retire now. He will never be the same. Take it from a guy that has been a leader in the locker room for a number of years. At every step, Skip, I’ve been the leader in the locker room. What he said… they will never look at him the same because he spoke his heart, and it wasn’t what he said, it is how he said it. He was defiant.”
“‘I will NEVER respect the man,’ even though Colin Kaepernick told you what he was doing. And Skip, guess what? Even after all this, nobody had even mentioned the flag. He brought that up on his own. Drew, I don’t know what you were thinking. I don’t know what you hoped to accomplish. But whatever you hoped to accomplish, it failed miserably.”
Brees has issued a statement and apologized for his words, but the damage is likely already done and we’ll likely see that during the 2020 season.
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