Shannon Sharpe has already teased a return to television, less than a week after her last appearance on ‘Undisputed’ with ex-partner Skip Bayless, as the football analyst considers his next media gig.
On Monday, Sharpe – a three-time Super Bowl champion – shared snaps of himself on the streets of Los Angeles on social media, dressed in a gray tracksuit, accompanied by predominantly pink Nike sneakers and a shoulder bag black and gold, as he entered. which seems like a rather classy venue.
“I enjoy my early morning workouts, my late breakfast and my break from wearing a suit every morning,” Sharpe captioned her Instagram post. ‘…… but just for a little while. I’ll be back on TV soon in the morning.
The Pro Football Hall of Famer also hinted that he is meeting with at least one person to talk about his future and his podcast, “Club ShayShay”, sharing several hashtags online, such as “#brunch”, “#talk- show” and “#podcasting”.
Last Tuesday, Sharpe broke down in tears as he bid farewell to Bayless, who said he couldn’t sleep at all the night before his last spell with the ex-NFL tight-end, as Sharpe, 55 years, was ending his seven-year run as the show’s co-host.
Shannon Sharpe is ready to hit the airwaves again after saying goodbye to ‘Undisputed’ last week
His departure from the talk show came months after some tense disagreements between him and Bayless – including over how the NFL should have handled the response to Damar Hamlin’s cardiac arrest in January.
That night, the NFL was unable to reschedule the Buffalo Bills’ game with the Cincinnati Bengals due to a scheduling conflict, despite concerns from an overwhelming majority of players and staff about the Hamlin’s health.
“No doubt the NFL is considering postponing the remainder of this game – but how? At this end of the season, a game of this magnitude is crucial to the outcome of the regular season…which suddenly seems so out of place,’ Bayless tweeted.
Sharpe was noticeably absent from “Undisputed” the next day, and when he returned a day later he was visibly frustrated by Bayless’s interruption as he tried to explain his stance on the matter.
Sharpe appeared on ‘Undisputed’ for seven years with his longtime ex-partner Skip Bayless
Bayless apologized for the tweet but did not delete it.
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith has offered Sharpe – his “brother” – a spot on his talk show, “First Take,” among a rotation of former pros-turned-analysts that already includes Michael Irvin, Keyshawn Johnson, Ryan Clark , Dan Orlovsky, Marcus Spears and Damien Woody.
It’s unclear, however, if Sharpe was meeting anyone working for ESPN on Monday morning.
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith offered Sharpe a spot on his eponymous talk show earlier this month
Earlier this month, following reports of Sharpe’s takeover deal with Fox Sports, Smith announced that he and the former NFL star had agreed to appear on both “Club Shay Shay” and on Smith’s eponymous show in the coming months.
Sharpe hasn’t really addressed the reasons behind his exit from ‘Undisputed’ yet, as he opted to only reveal the details of his on-air airing, but he did like a tweet commenting on his split with Bayless ahead of his last. appearance on the talk show and earlier in June.
“Their relationship has gotten progressively worse over the past 2 or 3 years because Skip fought to get him on this show, but I feel like Skip couldn’t stand Shannon making it without and that’s when Skip was taking pot shots on air,” the tweet read. .
The New York Post quoted “people close to Sharpe” as saying he wanted to have more say in the selection of talk show topics.
Sharpe, arguably one of the best tight ends in NFL history, won two Super Bowls with the Broncos and another ring with the Baltimore Ravens.