TV Host Apologizes After Co-Host Is A No-Show Amid Controversy

( Shannon Sharpe lost so many cool points, and Skip “Drip” Bayless shouldn’t have apologized.

Skip Bayless, who currently works with Fox Sports as a host of FS1’s “Undisputed,” issued an apology on Jan. 3 on the show after posting what some are considering to be a “controversial” tweet about Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, who suddenly collapsed on the field on Jan. 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals due to cardiac arrest.

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. — Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) January 3, 2023

NFL Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe, a co-host with Bayless on “Undisputed,” didn’t appear for the episode.

Hamlin is still in critical condition at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Skip Bayless is without Shannon Sharpe for Undisputed today.

He attempted to apologize for the discussion surrounding Damar Hamlin last night and on today’s show. — Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) January 3, 2023

Skip Bayless is getting crushed online for his tweet after Damar Hamlin’s tragic injury last night. — Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) January 3, 2023

This is the tweet you all are crying about? My God. Get a grip. He literally says in the tweet that the game is irrelevant. This is not a controversial or outrageous statement in the slightest. People are looking for reason to be mad. — Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) January 3, 2023


It wouldn’t be shocking if Sharpe and Bayless played us all behind the scenes for ratings, hype, and glory.

Think about it; it’s genius. Skip Bayless drops a controversial hot take like he always does, but instead, this one goes even more viral because of the circumstances. Skip, and Shannon then decide that the latter should “take off” from the show to make it look like he completely abandoned Skip, leaving him dry, adding to the controversy and hype of the program — that was already being fueled by a Bayless “apology.” And not to mention that his tweet is still collecting millions (and millions) of views and thousands and thousands of retweets.

It’s quite brilliant.

Controversy sells.