Shannon Sharpe may have gotten the huge scoop, but he may be in some huge trouble.
Julio Jones’ comments to Fox Sports host Shannon Sharpe on Monday’s Undisputed, claiming to be done with the Atlanta Falcons nearly broke social media. The rumors had been out there, but nothing was concrete until that call.
According to Front Office Sports, that interview caused a ton of issues that ‘not only blindsided the Falcons, the agency that reps the Falcons receiver reached out to Fox in the aftermath of Shannon Sharpe’s interview.’
Also, Sharpe could be facing some serious issues if a complaint is filed over him potentially violating “a California’s wiretapping law” that requires both parties to know a call is being recorded.
Via the report:
“Sources said Jones’ reps at Creative Artists Agency have reached out to Fox about the situation.
“It’s become a huge deal,” said one source.
“Blowback: The NFL has its ways of handling its TV partners. The Falcons could quietly seek an on-air apology or some other redress from Fox. If not forthcoming, Fox could end up in the doghouse among the league’s TV partners, which include NBC, CBS, and ESPN.
That could mean less access and cooperation from the team and other NFL clubs. Or, the worst case scenario for an NFL TV partner, the bad blood could lead to poor game matchups.”
As far as Jones is concerned, he signed a three-year, $66 million extension prior to the 2019 season — and $64 million of that guaranteed.
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