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Shannon Sharpe Restraining Order -- Dismissed

9/15/2010 5:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ... officials in Fulton County, Georgia have just dismissed a restraining order against former NFL superstar Shannon Sharpe ... who is accused of raping and stalking a woman.

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As you may have heard, a woman named Michele Bundy was granted a temporary protective order against the former Denver Broncos tight end after telling police that Sharpe "forced [her] to have sex with him" and threatened her life earlier this month.

But we're told ... Sharpe just received the dismissal notice from the Fulton County Sheriff's Office just moments ago.

In the wake of the allegations, Sharpe had decided to take a leave of absence from his job as an analyst for CBS' "NFL Today". No word on when he plans to return.

Sharpe has not been arrested nor charged with a crime -- and officials in Fulton County tell us there is no investigation at this time.

Story developing ...

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bhattman    

I can't understand a word he says on CBS pregame show, sounds like a bunch of mumbling nonsense when he opens his mouth....

1412 days ago
2.

Throwback kid    

I was hoping Shannon would stay out and he would be replaced with someone who speaks english and not ghetto jive.

Nothing more pathetic than a grown man who says "We was and they is" If he is going to go on TV, ex players like Shanon Sharpe should take a course to learn how to speak properly.

1412 days ago
3.

Superman    

How can there be "no investigation at this time" when the woman told "police that Sharpe 'forced [her] to have sex with him' and threatened her life earlier this month."?!?!?! The fact that he took a leave of absence from his job is telling that something did happen. And BTW, how can they dismiss the restraining order when the court hearing isn't scheduled until next Monday?!?! Either TMZ is wrong or Georgia is worse than California when bringing celebs to justice.

1412 days ago
4.

graz    

Mushmouth!

1412 days ago
5.

Dawn    

Im from Denver. I LOVE my Broncos. Good, the girl probably just wanted money.

1412 days ago
6.

Kathy    

Yeah...pretty sure this is about the money.

1412 days ago
7.

Mike w    

YOU RACIST TROLLS NEED TO GET A LIFE!!! AFRICAN AMERICANS ARE HERE TO STAY GET OVER IT.

1412 days ago
8.

???    

Probably because they police have absolutely no basis to charge him, and what they are leaving out is they were dating.

Anytime I see a restraining order before charges being laid, in what is being described as rape case, I have my doubts.

The only reason the original order went through is because he has a history in the same county, not because she presented any kind of evidence.

My guess.. 15 minutes of fame in a relationship that went wrong. Although Sharpe has made it way too easy considering his paste.. (although I do not believe he is the same guy he was in the NFL)

1412 days ago
9.

Mike    

Eponoics...

1412 days ago
10.

Vegas Wrestling    

Either there was some severely conflicting stories or Georgia (we are talking the South here) really, truly believes Shannon Sharpe has done absolutely nothing wrong.

Hey TMZ, aren't you glad there's still racism in America???

1412 days ago
11.

JEFF    

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOO CARES

1412 days ago
12.

ssdddss    

i don't get the racism?? ??? ?
i mean two people pointed out that there is racism somewhere, but i have yet to find it.. ... .
if its regarding # 2's comments thats not racism its just an opinon that i happen to agree with.
you learn past and present tense in what the 2nd grade..i think if your going to be a tv at the very least know that...plus he's bad at his job not his fault i guess that show sucks fox NFL pregame...TERRYBRADSHAW...it would be nice if they had Namath...just saying

1412 days ago
13.

Throwback kid    

Thank you pPbird! no one said anything about his color, it's the simple fact that Shannon Sharpe, like Emmitt Smith did before he was fired from TV just butcher the english language!

It's hard to believe when Shannon did his demo for his TV job that some executive said that went well, he speaks so nice. Remember when OJ Simpson was on monday night football? no one could understand him. Sorry, but if you have the grammar that is on the level of P Diddy, you should not be talking on TV.


These ex athletes should take some classes to learn how to speak like an adult, not some kid who is still in the ghetto.

1412 days ago
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Hanging to da lef    

Alleged victim's last name is "Bundy"? Well that says it all!

1412 days ago
15.

Mike    

Shannon does talk like he has marbles in his mouth

1412 days ago
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