As you may have heard by now, Shannon Sharpe is getting ready to bolt from FS1’s ‘Undisputed.’ The 54-year-old will leave the show following the NBA Finals in June.
Per the New York Post, Sharpe and Fox Sports, the parent company of FS1, have reached a buyout agreement, which will also include his popular podcast Club Shay Shay leaving the network. This will officially close off a nearly seven-year stint under Fox Sports and its subsidiary.
This was sudden, and although no reason was given for it, many speculate that the three-time Super Bowl champion is stepping away due to growing friction between his co-host Skip Bayless and himself.
Things got rocky between them after Skip’s response to Damar Hamlin’s horrific injury back in January.
“No doubt the NFL is considering postponing the rest of this game — but how? This late in the season, a game of this magnitude is crucial to the regular-season outcome … which suddenly seems so irrelevant.”
Seemingly, he cared more about the game’s effect on playoff positioning than Hamlin’s health and well-being and that was a problem for Sharpe.
Sharpe skipped the following day’s episode of Undisputed, and when he returned, he addressed Skip for not taking down his tweet.
Here’s what social media is saying about his impending departure.
Perhaps time will tell what caused Sharpe’s departure from the show, but the true intrigue comes in what his next move will be and who FS1 will hire to officially take his seat.
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