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Shannon Sharpe

'Sad, Disappointed, Grateful'

After Being Dropped By CBS

2/18/2014 11:28 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Shannon Sharpe tells TMZ Sports ... he's bummed out after getting the news that he's out at "The NFL Today" pregame show at CBS ... but says, "I'm grateful I had ten great years."

CBS announced the move today ... Shannon and Dan Marino will not return to the show next season. Instead, Tony Gonzalez will join the cast.

"Things happen," Sharpe says ... "They made the best decision for them and now I have to make the best decision for me."

Sharpe is adamant he has "no hard feelings" toward CBS -- adding, "They've been great to me."

As for Tony G -- Sharpe says they're friends and he wishes Tony the best of luck.

"I know Tony wanted to do this so I'm happy for him and his family."

So, what's next for Shannon? He's still trying to evaluate his options, but it's clear you haven't heard the last from the Hall of Fame tight end.

"I have strong beliefs, ideas and passions. I can do more than just sports ... I don't want to box myself in."

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Stella Lindsay    

"GREATFUL"?! Seriously?! Hire a proofreader, Harvey.

209 days ago

Stella Lindsay    

"GREATFUL"? Seriously?! Hire a proofreader, Harvey.

209 days ago


WHAT? No more purple shirts with a pink bow tie??? Who ever thought he was suited for the broadcast booth never heard him speak. Maybe the Broncos will take him. They created a position for Elway, then taught him how to do it. Maybe they can do that for Shannon...

209 days ago


Sharpe was sucha buffoon. BTW, so is Bradshaw.

Get rid of Terry and keep Marino.

Let Sharpe and Bradshaw go play in the sandbox together. Sharpe can bring his stupid ass gloves.

209 days ago


Good move both of these guys contributed nothing to the show, they just repeated what others on the should said. They should have been dropped years ago.

209 days ago

Saltine Crackas    

what about Jimmy Johnson and Terry Bradshaw these dudes are to old now they had their time but JJ always seems lost and confused and Terry always was lost and confused.

209 days ago


I never could understand Sharpe. When he talked it sounded like he had a mouf full o' grits.

209 days ago


Sharpe is dimwit that dresses in clown clothes.

209 days ago


With the many networks/shows/sports there are, he will find another job. But Shan, a word of advice......what you say about CBS and this job in the coming weeks may come back to haunt you. Dont publicly say anything that isnt kind, or you could talk yourself out of your next job (even before you get an interview/audition).

208 days ago


He sucked ...

208 days ago


Truly disheartened to hear about this today.

Disappointed in CBS.

Cutting a dude like Shannon Sharpe.

Who gave the show and network everything.

Made the show interesting, fun, wasn't afraid to stir-it-up, etc.

Almost seems like they let Marino go.

So people wouldn't say "It's the black guy thing."

Even though we all know it is.

Black dudes are the first to get the axe.

When someone retires with a prominent name.

They just cut you - say thanks - throw your things on the front lawn -

Cut you a good-bye check providing you don't get all ghetto on CBS.

Shannon belonged and belongs in the booth.

Get some of those old-play-by-play guys outta there.

Don't just dump people like this, CBS, makes you a hateful place and entity.

What, you think the world will now tune in because the all-time pass-catching tight end is aboard?

Not even nine more people will join you.

Miserable network - miserable thing to do ...

Prayers with both Shannon and Dan.

208 days ago


CBS waited after Shannon's legal issue so they couldn't be sued for "Wrongful Term."

This was in the works the whole time.

Cute the way CBS made it happen.

208 days ago


There is a brain rattling around in there somewhere, but he should have gone to speech therapy sometime along the way.

208 days ago


Thank gawd Sharpe is finally gone. I didn't understand a word that came out of his marble-filled mouth in 10 years.

208 days ago


Thank gawd Sharpe is finally gone. I didn't understand a word that came out of his marble-filled mouth in 10 years.

208 days ago
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