Monday, September 20, 2010

Order separates Shannon Sharpe and Bundy

Sharpe won’t be a part of the “NFL Today” family, accounts Sports by Brooks. Michele Bundy, a woman media sources insinuate is Shannon Sharpe’s girlfriend, was granted a short-term protective order in Fulton County Superior County of Atlanta to protect her towards when reports indicate is “family violence” from Sharpe. At this time, Shannon Sharpe has not been charged with a crime. Sharpe has stepped from television work in order to deal with the accusation.

’Shannon Sharpe assaulted me sexually,’ claims Bundy

In Sharpe’s 10th case against him in Fulton County Superior Court records since 1994 (all involving previous partners), Michele Bundy claims the former Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens star threatened her life and forced her to submit to sexual intercourse. CBS has remained silent in regards to Bundy’s states, and all Sharpe has said around the matter publicly is that he will clear up legal matters before returning to “NFL Today”. In the meantime, he can also spend more time dealing with his ongoing child support struggle with a woman by the name of Melinda Wilson. That’s not so violent – allegedly – as his 2004 misdemeanor battery charge towards Erika Evans. Mediation was used in lieu of court conviction, however.

Hall of Fame accomplishments out

Bleacher Report casts some light on the question of whether this incident with Michele Bundy will harm Shannon Sharpe’s chances of being enshrined within the National Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The stats are there, and Sharpe has been within the top 10 players considered in each of his first two years of eligibility. When Tony Gonzalez may have the stat edge among tight ends now, Sharpe should nevertheless receive significant consideration for his on-field accomplishments.

The non-role of a morals term

Is it appropriate for the National Football League to institute a good choices clause to apply to Hall of Fame selection? At present, what happens off the field isn’t really considered. Lawrence Taylor made it in 1999, and he certainly hasn’t led a clean life away from the field. ”LT” may not have been one of the most savory of characters, however around the field, he was a defensive “demon dog,” to quote one Thunder the Barbarian.

Sharpe will get an additional chance at the Hall of Feb. 5, 2011. Will Shannon Sharpe be a shoo-in for that list, or will the Michele Bundy event push him toward borderline status?

Additional reading

Bleacher Report

Sports by Brooks

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