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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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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

He looks and talks like a horse. I agree with all those who say please speak basic grammar. Color has nothing to do with it. If Dan Marino said le me ax u a question? we was da best, or they is good, He would be fired. Get out of the ghetto and act like a professional. Oh, and stop raping women.

Posted at 6:24 PM on Sep 15, 2010 by mary
the last line was fnny as hell thrown in like that...
them brothers need to learn to keep dat snake in der pants

1394 days ago
17.

er2cc    

Jeez; Can't someone be criticized without you bleeding heart liberals getting your panties in a wad and screaming race. He is a mushmouth and follows in the footsteps of most athletes, they think because they have some fame they're above the law. Ray Lewis is a prime example, here is a murderer who gets more face time on T.V. than Obuma. I will not watch a Ravens game because of his antics and arrogance.

1394 days ago
18.

Birdsht    

Listening to him, or worse yet seeing him are not options for me. Complained to CBS sports about the stallion being a sportscaster. He must have come cheap. Like a few bales of feed. Gargling pancake batter on Sunday mornings for the masses enjoyment.

1394 days ago
19.

Sharpe Supporter    

Seriously, people! Such a bunch of idiots, what happened to innocent until proven guilty. I have known him for many, many years and not once have I ever seen him be disrespectful to any woman. It is the exact opposite, he was raised by his grandmother and if you knew him you would know that he is very respectful of womens rights. He purposely would ignore the many advances, people would think he was rude, because he knew his fame could possibly get him in a situation such as this. Just because a person doesn't speak the way you feel is right doesn't make it wrong, if you don't like it, change the channel. Give the man a break at least he does whatever he has to, to take care of his family. That is a lot more then many of the men (or non-men I should say) out there.

1394 days ago
20.

j.s. wright    

C'mon guys... this is NOT about race! I am an African American and hearing "We was", "you is" and "they is" irks the heck out of me!!! Gosh, learn to speak proper english PERIOD! There is no excuse for ignorance!

1394 days ago
21.

joyce richardson    

if you racist don't like to hear these guys talk turn the channel if any thing they should not keep putting these guys that has never played football or basketball up as commentators they don't know what the hell they are talking about during the game they want a great white hope so bad on the football field when the wide reciever is the one that makes the quarter back look good the quarter back is only as good as his reciever and of course most or your great wide recevier are black therefore the commentator look over that peyton manning would be nothing without his recievers admit it sports basketball and football is dominated by blacks.shannon sharpe is no rapist leave the man alone

1394 days ago
22.

Trucker_Trey@Twitter.com    

Another gold digger got mad about something he did or didn't do.
Some promise he made her, then later changed his mind about.
When are you idiots going to wake up and take notice of the world we live in. People will do or say anything for money or fame.
Sure he blunders the English language at times. However, he was hired for his personality and knowledge of the game. Say what you want about the man. But, racists comments only are used here because he's a Afican-American male dating a White women.
Seems many of you still have a problem with that. It's obvious many white women don't share those feelings.
At the end of her getting her Five-Minutes of fame, she will receive a settlement from him. Not because he was guilty of anything. She will make a threat about releaseing thier sordid bedroom activities.

1394 days ago
23.

SHERYLL    

DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THIS IS THE WOMAN SHELLY THAT SHANNON DATED FOR YEARS? I WAS ON A RAY LEWIS CELEBRITY BOAT RIDE AND SHANNON WAS THERE WITH A WOMAN HE INTRODUCED AS HIS GIRLFRIEND NAMED SHELLY, IT WAS SEVERAL YEARS AGO BUT THEY WERE LIVING TOGETHER AS A COUPLE HE WAS EVEN TRYING TO GET PEOPLE TO GIVE UP THEIR SEATS SO SHE COULD SIT DOWN.

1394 days ago
24.

colorado_legal_girl    

Someone questioned how they could dismiss the TRO prior to the hearing - if you look at the do***ents you can see that she voluntarily dismissed it. So she filed a restraining order and then had it dismissed. Plus, it was filed in Family court which means there's more of a domestic violence aspect than simply a criminal one...meaning they have some sort of a domestic relationship (bf/gf?) My guess is they were arguing and she did it out of anger and then when they calmed down she changed her mind.

1394 days ago
25.

Whatever    

Okay throwback kid and Mary. So how do people from the so called "ghetto" speak or act? Not all people from the so called "ghetto" speak the way Shannon speak. Maybe if these athletes would pay attention in class and actually apply themselves, they would speak more eloquently.

1394 days ago
26.

JAKE    

SO I GUESS THEY SHOULD GET RID OF JEFF BERMAN FOR HIS BAD GRAMMAR WHEN HE SAYS "DA BEARS" HUH? GET OUTTA HERE YOU PEOPLE DON'T LIKE SHARP AND NOW THAT THERE IS A SITUATION GOING ON WITH HIM U CAN JUST BELITTLE HIM AND TALK BAD ABOUT HIM AND HIS GRAMMAR? ITS FOOTBALL TALK WAKE UP

1394 days ago
27.

justsayin    

It's amazing how people grin in these athelete's faces if they come to town. They seem to care less about their style of speaking. Mostly white folks, mind you, who don't seem to hesitate to push their daughters in their faces. They don't seem to mind the ebonics either. Shannon Sharpe's speaking is the language of football. No he doesn't sound like a "girl" like so many commentators. Unfortunately most are white males while most athelets of any significance are black. He sounds like an athletic man, the kind that women crave, especially your women. And a "fine" one at that.

1393 days ago
28.

Annie    

Well, let me get this right.... She has had a relationship with him for YEARS, now he forces her to have SEX with him... and yea threatens to kill her.... she files papers against him, then she drops the charges .... Let me see, so you empty minded people want to attack his (in)ability to correctly use the English langauge. This makes no sense!!!! Did she fear him YEARS ago, this attack took place MONTHS ago. Wait, this is really sounding like a MONEY thing. Rape my butt... he has moved on and she knows it. Money, money, money it does make the world go round!!!!

1393 days ago
29.

MasterG    

Why do you guys watch Sharpe if he's so bad? Most of the pre-game shows are so stupid .... recapitulating the obvious over and over again.

He fits right in. The other guys enunciate better but the comments are so inane. So what if Sharpe sounds like Mr Ed.

1392 days ago
30.

Truth    

Sure sounds like a money hungry chick. Sleep with dogs and you wake up with fleas. He should do a better job choosing his women. For those defending his inability to speak English please be quiet. There is no excuse for a grown adult not to be able to properly speak their first language. If he spoke Spanish or some other language, he might have an excuse for his poor English, the fact that he can't even speak the one and only language he knows, says a lot about him!

http://mmansports.blogspot.com

1392 days ago
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