*Former NFL tight end Shannon Sharpe is taking a leave of absence from his NFL analyst gig at CBS amid allegations of sexual assault against him.

“I have decided to step aside from the NFL Today show until this matter is resolved,” Sharpe said in a statement released today.

Atlanta’s Fulton County Superior Court granted a temporary restraining order against Sharpe following a petition filed by Michele Bundy, who claims the ex-athlete threatened her life and forced her into sex.

A protection hearing is scheduled for Monday, Sept 20.