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Shannon Sharpe Accused of Sexual Assault

TV analyst and former NFL tight end Shannon Sharpe has reportedly decided to "step aside" from his analyst gig at CBS Sports after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her and threatening her life, SportsByBrooks reports.

Last week, a woman, now identified as Michele Bundy, filed a temporary restraining order against Sharpe.

According to legal documents obtained by Brooks, Bundy was allegedly "forced to have sex with him."

The restraining order petition also says: "He repeatedly calls and threatens her life. Places her under surveillance and calls to say he is watching her."

Sharpe has not been charged with a crime or been arrested.

Though Sharpe appeared as usual on "The NFL Today" on Sunday, he has since decided to take a break.

"I have decided to step aside from the NFL Today until this matter is resolved," he said in a statement.

CBS Sports Senior Vice President of Communications LeslieAnne Wade said on behalf of the network: "We accept Shannon's decision and decline to comment further on a pending legal matter."

The ex-Denver Bronco and Baltimore Raven is under consideration for the Hall of Fame.

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