Analyst Shannon Sharpe on hiatus
ATLANTA -- CBS says former NFL player Shannon Sharpe is taking a break from football analysis after a woman obtained a temporary restraining order against him.
A hearing on the order is scheduled for Monday in Atlanta. Documents filed in Fulton County court show Sharpe was ordered not to come within 200 yards of the woman and not to have any contact with her or her family.
The woman says Sharpe forced her to have sex with him. She also says he has threatened her life and is conducting surveillance of her.
LeslieAnne Wade, a spokeswoman for CBS Sports, says the ex-Denver Bronco and Baltimore Raven has decided to step aside as an analyst for NFL Today until the case is resolved. The network says it accepts Sharpe's decision and declined further comment.
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