Shannon Sharpe reveals he ‘blacked out’ during infamous confrontation with Tee Morant at Memphis Grizzlies game last year as he brands the altercation ‘one of the worst moments of my life’
- Shannon Sharpe issued an apology to the Memphis Grizzlies after the incident
- Tee Morant and Dillon Brooks were both involved in the infamous confrontation
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Shannon Sharpe still regrets his confrontation with Tee Morant last year as he admitted he ‘blacked out’ during the incident.
In January 2023, Sharpe and Morant, father of Memphis Grizzlies star Ja, had to be separated by security during the Lakers-Grizzlies game in Los Angeles. The verbal altercation began with Sharpe and former Memphis forward Dillon Brooks before spilling over into an on-court confrontation.
On this week’s edition of his ‘Nightcap’ podcast, Sharpe accepted the blame for the incident as he described the fracas as ‘one of the worst moments’ of his life.
“Honestly, if people say they black out, I believe them,” Sharpe told co-host Gilbert Arenas. ‘I completely forgot I was at the game. I said, ‘If one guy steps over that line, it’s over.”
‘Honestly, it might have been one of the worst moments of my life. I should have let it go.’
Shannon Sharpe admitted he ‘blacked out’ during his confrontation with Tee Morant
The First Take host had to be separated from Morant during a Grizzlies-Lakers game last year
“I hate to put myself in that situation, but when I say I blacked out, I honestly did,” Sharpe added. ‘Security took me back into the corridor and they spoke to me. “Hey uncle, are you okay?” As I’m calming down, I said, ‘Oh man. Man, I messed up.”
Sharpe mentioned that he immediately thought about how his family members would react to the incident that happened on television.
The three-time Super Bowl champion then admitted that he had reacted incorrectly and subsequently apologized to Brooks and the Grizzlies.
‘It is what it is. I’m wrong,’ Sharpe said. ‘I’m deadpan. I was wrong. I apologized to the Grizzlies and Dillon Brooks.’
Sharpe described the incident as ‘one of the worst’ moments of his life a year after it happened
Sharpe apologized to the Memphis Grizzlies and former player Dillon Brooks soon after
Sharpe also apologized on air after the incident. On an episode of FS1’s Undisputed, which he previously co-hosted with Skip Bayless, Sharpe publicly apologized for how he handled the situation.
“It doesn’t matter what Dillon Brooks said or how many times he said it, I’m the responsible person, I have the platform that I have, and that so many people look up to me, I was wrong,” Sharpe said last year said. .
‘I should have lowered the temperature in the arena. Instead I raised the temperature and I let it get out of hand.’