After skipping an episode in January over Skip Bayless' controversial stance on the NFL's handling of the Damar Hamlin situation, NFL Hall of Famer Shannon Share is reportedly leaving Fox Sports' popular debate show Undisputed at the end of the 2023 NBA Finals amid fallout with fellow commentator Bayless.
Sharpe-Bayless duo recently celebrated five years of Undisputed, a debate show covering the hottest topics in sport. However, the former Denver Broncos tight end has reached a contract buyout agreement with Fox Sports and will be taking his "Club Shay Shay" podcast with the media group, as per reports.
Earlier in January, Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest during a game and had to be resuscitated on the field before being taken to the hospital. Skip Bayles criticized NFL for postponing the game, which didn't go well with Sharpe, who was disturbed by the Hamlin incident. Bayless wrote, "No doubt the NFL is considering postponing the rest of this game - but how? This late in the season, a game of this magnitude is crucial to the regular-season outcome ... which suddenly seems so irrelevant."
Following Skip's hard-hearted remarks, Sharpe missed the recording for one day, and when he tried to explain the reason behind his absence, his 71-year-old counterpart continuously interrupted the former NFL player. Sharpe complained about Skip's take on the Hamlin incident and asked him to take down the tweet.
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Six months after the incident, the duo is expected to share the screen at Undisputed until the conclusion of the 2023 NBA Finals. After that, Sharpe might take his podcast while Bayless, who has signed a four-year, $32 million contract in March 2021 with Fox Sports, could get a new partner as a replacement for Shannon Sharpe.