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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Articles tagged: Shannon Sharpe

Lou Williams sets Shannon Sharpe straight after two girlfriends criticism

Lou Williams

Lou Williams had to set Shannon Sharpe straight after being accused of “snitching” on fellow athletes over their relationship statuses.

Williams was shouted out in 2015 in a Drake song for having two girlfriends. In a great SI profile on him that was published Thursday, Williams was asked about his girlfriend situation and said that players having two girlfriends is more common than you think.

Sharpe, now a host for FOX, took issue with that statement and called out Williams for snitching and creating problems for other athletes who will now have to answer questions. Williams responded via Twitter and told Sharpe to “cut it out.”

Williams is exactly right. The whole difference between having two girlfriends and having two girls (a girlfriend and girl on the side) is that they both know each other in the girlfriend situation and are OK with it. The kind of situation Sharpe is talking about is a cheating situation, which wouldn’t apply to what Williams is describing.

At least Williams’ response to Sharpe was a lot more tame than others we’ve seen in the past.

Shannon Sharpe: Jason Whitlock mocking Colin Kaepernick is ‘unacceptable’

Jason Whitlock Colin Kaepernick

Jason Whitlock sparked some outrage on Tuesday for mocking Colin Kaepernick, and he even drew the ire of one of his co-workers.

Whitlock, a host for FS1, has long been outspoken against Kaepernick, even recently calling the free agent quarterback an “attention whore.”

On Tuesday, Whitlock tweeted an image that shows him with a white person dressed to mock Kaepernick. The person was wearing a Kaepernick jersey, afro wig, black glove and held up his fist like the Black Panther salute.

The image was immediately criticized by many, including Whitlock’s FS1 co-worker, Shannon Sharpe. Sharpe called it “unacceptable.”

Sharpe wasn’t the only one upset with Whitlock seemingly making a mockery of Kaepernick. Many others on Twitter were incensed by Whitlock’s gag.

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Shannon Sharpe rips Jim Brown over Colin Kaepernick remarks

Colin Kaepernick Castro

NFL legend Jim Brown recently said he does not agree with Colin Kaepernick or any other player protesting during the national anthem, and one fellow Hall of Famer is no happy with Brown for his take on the subject.

In an interview with TMZ over the weekend, Sharpe was adamant in expressing how much he “wholeheartedly” disagrees with Brown.

“It’s disappointing because I don’t really know that there’s a right way and a wrong way to approach (protesting),” Sharpe said. “There’s a right and wrong way to handle black unarmed men and women in America. I think the thing is, things are different now. I’m sure they told him in 1967 summit (of black athletes) that it wasn’t the right way.”

Brown said he supports Kaepernick but was highly critical of athletes who don’t stand at attention during the national anthem. Sharpe seemed most bothered by Brown’s comments because the Cleveland Browns legend is such an influential African-American athlete.

“It’s disappointing because all it takes is one big-name person of color to really almost throw a wet blanket over the fire that’s being sparked with what Colin Kaepernick and others with the Black Lives Matter movement (are doing) — the positive people who are trying to change and have an impact,” Sharpe said. “You’re talking about Jim Brown, a guy who was a huge part of the 1967 summit, saying that Colin Kaepernick went about this wrong. That gives them all the credibility they need. That hurts the most and it’s so disappointing. I’m so, so disappointed in him. … I wholeheartedly disagree with everything he said.”

Michael Vick also criticized Kaepernick not too long ago, and Kaepernick fired back with a very strong message on social media. We’d guess Sharpe would be just as angry with Vick.

Meanwhile, Kaepernick remains a free agent and appears nowhere close to signing with an NFL team. It’s looking like a legitimate possibility that he won’t play at all during the 2017 season.

Shannon Sharpe rips Johnny Manziel: He doesn’t care about football

Johnny Manziel

NFL Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe has seen nothing since Johnny Manziel was drafted that would indicate the former Texas A&M star cares about the game of football.

In a brief chat with TMZ this week, Sharpe was asked if he believes things would have gone differently for Manziel if the two were roommates.

“I’m pretty sure I never would have been Johnny Manziel’s roommate,” he replied. “I took football seriously. Football is not a game anymore. It’s different. People’s lives and jobs are at risk.”

When asked if he believes Manziel can and will change his ways, Sharpe did not hold back.

“How long are you gonna buy his story that he’s interested (in playing football)?” he asked. “Once he got drafted, football is all about business. There’s no more games. It’s a business. He’s shown no remorse. He’s shown no willingness to change his behavior.”

It’s hard to argue with that. In fact, Manziel released a statement on Tuesday that made it seem like even he isn’t sure if he wants to continue with his playing career. You can read what he said here.

Manziel obviously has a serious drinking problem, and who knows if there is more to it than that. His own father said two months ago that he fears Johnny is going to die if he doesn’t get help, so that should tell you all you need to know.

With Manziel having been dropped by two agents in two months and not showing any signs of straightening out his life, it’s certainly looking like T. Boone Pickens was dead-on with his recent remarks about the former Browns quarterback.

Brandon Browner rips Shannon Sharpe: ‘It’s easy to talk with fake teeth’

Brandon Browner

New Orleans Saints cornerback Brandon Browner had another miserable game on Sunday, and Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe let him hear about it.

Browner racked up three penalties in the first three quarters of his team’s loss to the Carolina Panthers. He also got burned by Devin Funchess on a touchdown and contributed to a busted coverage when Ted Ginn Jr. scored later in the game. Browner’s poor play inspired Sharpe to criticize him on Twitter.

Browner has had a league-leading 21 penalties called against him this season. He has been arguably the worst cornerback in the NFL, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to sit quietly while an analyst calls for him to lose his job.

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Shannon Sharpe goes off on Tom Brady, Patriots fans after Broncos win

Shannon Sharpe CBSShannon Sharpe was thrilled after the Broncos put an end to the Patriots’ undefeated season Sunday night, and the Hall of Famer was anything but shy about it.

Before the game, Tom Brady had some fun with his opponent by posting a photoshop on Facebook that depicted him riding a bronco. After C.J. Anderson scored a game-winning touchdown in OT, Sharpe took aim at Brady.

The former Broncos tight end was just getting started. Sharpe then spent at least an hour sparring with Patriots fans on Twitter. He even continued the tolling on Monday morning.

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Shannon Sharpe wants harsh penalties for Brady, Belichick, Patriots over deflategate

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On Wednesday, the results of the independent investigation by Ted Wells into the deflation of footballs used by the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game were released.

Among the highlights are the conclusion locker room attendant (Jim McNally) and one of the equipment assistants (John Jastremski) deliberately let air out of the footballs after their inspection by the referee. The report also states Tom Brady was “atleast generally aware” of the actions of McNally and Jastremski. Based on the investigation, Patriots ownership, Bill Belichick, and other members of the coaching staff were apparently not aware of any wrongdoing.

After the findings of Wells were made public, reactions started to pour in from around the NFL. Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe is included in the group who weighed in with their opinions and suggested harsh penalties for Brady, Belichick, and the Patriots.

The court of public opinion has already ruled against the Patriots and did so almost as soon as the news initially broke. “Spygate” won’t soon be forgotten and is the reason many will always label the Patriots as cheaters. For those who feel that way, the findings by Ted Wells will serve as confirmation. Now, we will have to wait to see if any punishment will be handed down by the league.

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