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Shannon Sharpe apologizes on ‘Undisputed’ for Grizzlies altercation

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe apologized for his actions on Friday night. Sharpe made a public apology on Monday morning during his “Undisputed” show with debater Skip Bayless.

Sharpe got into a verbal altercation with Dillion Brooks and Ja Morant. Their Memphis Grizzlies teammates came to their aid.

Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe attends the Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies basketball game
Shannon Sharpe attends the Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies basketball game (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Even Sharpe got into an altercation with Tee Morant, who is the father of Ja Morant.

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“I’ve preached for six and a half years responsibility and accountability and I take full responsibility for what transpired,” Sharpe said Monday during a three-minute segment on the Undisputed show. “It does not matter what Dillon Brooks said or how many times he said it, me being the responsible person, me having the platform that I have, and having so many people look up to me, I was wrong. I should have lowered the temperature in the arena. Instead, I turned the temperature up and I let it get out of hand.”

The incident happened at the end of the second quarter at Crypto.com Arena as the Grizzlies were playing the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles, California. Sharpe was initially escorted away from his seat before returning in the second half.

The former football player said that Brooks was a “fierce competitor” in his apology.

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“Skip (Bayless) and I talk about you a lot but to see what you do,” Sharpe said. “The way that you’re able to elevate, lead the floor, contort your body and finish at the rim is unbelievable and extremely impressive.”

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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