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Shannon Sharpe

'Sad, Disappointed, Grateful'

After Being Dropped By CBS

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

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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."

For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
38 COMMENTS

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1.

static    

I don't know how those nitwits Marino and Sharpe lasted as long as they did.

226 days ago
2.

Steve O'Beck    

If only he had learned to speak English...

226 days ago
3.

Uncle Buck    

About time !

226 days ago
4.

Rigby    

At least he is being classy about it.

226 days ago
5.

arforama    

" TMZ Sports " Lol

226 days ago
6.

bernergirl    

Bring back Inside the NFL on HBO

226 days ago
7.

BlackStrokeLong    

Good move CBS. Sharpe is my dude. But Tony Gonzo not only is a hall of famer but he appeals to the Latin audience.

226 days ago
8.

Passthepeas    

Great! it's a start.
Now, get rid of these mentally defective buffoons:
1. michael irving
2. deon sanders
3. warren sapp

226 days ago
9.

Xavier    

He was horrible, he stuttered his way through 10 years of jiberish.

226 days ago
10.

Xavier    

When are you starting tmz politics? Reporting all the political shena****ns like Diane Fienstein giving her husband contract where she profited 1 Billion? Or Gov Christie eating himself to death?

226 days ago
11.

TuxThePenguin    

*pre-game not pregame. frikkin' geniuses...

226 days ago
12.

GG    

That's what he gets! I use to model and at a charity event a little boy asked him for his autograph and he told him NO!!! It made me so mad and disgusted. How do you deny a little boy? That just shows he's an AHOLE! BYE SEE YOU NEVER!!!!!

226 days ago
13.

anony    

Sharpe had, uh, repeated. off the air problems, so to speak.
Marino had a Wonderlic score of 15. 'Nuff said.

226 days ago
14.

Pillsbury Pancakes    

Shannon sharpe has a mouth like a motorbike, he talks over everyone and is painfull to look at on my 60" flat screen in HD. No loss!

226 days ago
15.

KingKilla_2013    

I have a job for Shannon.... with that body YUMMY!! and black dont crack!

226 days ago
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