Shannon Sharpe is leaving “Undisputed” and Fox Sports amid ongoing friction with co-host Skip Bayless.
According to the NY Post, Sharpe’s tense partnership with Skip Bayless is coming to an end.
Sharpe and Fox Sports, the parent company of Fox Sports 1, which airs “Undisputed,” agreed to a buyout, sources tell The Post.
Sharpe’s last show will air after the 2023 NBA Finals end in June.
Their relationship got progressively worse over the last 2 maybe 3 years because skip fought for him to be on that show but I feel like skip couldn't stand Shannon succeeding without and that's when skip was taking pot shots on air
— Dylan Patrick H (@DylanPatrickH1) June 1, 2023
Sharpe’s popular “Club Shay Shay” podcast is also leaving Fox Sports, a source said.
The tension between Sharpe and Bayless has grown over the past 2 years due to frequent on-set disagreements, sources say. Bayless and Sharpe rarely saw eye-to-eye on the set.
Sources close to Sharpe said problems intensified when Sharpe introduced his “Team Shay” associates — a flamboyant stylist named “Hollywood Mugler” and his Team Shay brand ambassador, TJ.
Sharpe and his stylist, Hollywood Mugler, often sat together at courtside during NBA games.
Meanwhile, Sharpe and TJ turned heads everywhere they went and sparked rumors that Sharpe was gay for pay. TJ raised eyebrows by dubbing himself “Mr. D Print” on social media.
Sharpe claimed he and TJ (pictured) have an “unbreakable bond.” The former NFL wide receiver and Super Bowl champion introduced TJ to his FS1 co-workers last month. Sharpe never addressed the gay rumors, leading to speculation that he is using the LGBT+ community for clout (gay for pay).