Shannon Sharpe defended his beloved NFL fraternity in siding with Russell Wilson in the wake of Future's unsolicited message to Russell Wilson this past week. The veteran rapper held his own radio podcast where he addressed among other things, his dislike for Russell Wilson, his baby mother's current beau."He do exactly what she tell him to do. I feel like … I don’t have no feelings," Future said right in the midst of his Freebandz program on Apple Music.

"He not being a man in that position. He not tellin' her, 'Chill out with that on the internet. Don't even talk to him. I'm your husband! You better not even bring Future's name up!' If that was me, she couldn't even bring his name up. She know that. She couldn't even bring her exes' names up," he continued in his emasculation of the Seahawks quarterback.

Shannon Sharpe, who successfully transitioned into a career as a media person following his NFL career, is quite known in the sports media World as the type of pundit to assume a firm stance, and never let go - as evidenced by his never-ending adulation for LeBron James and his affinity for Backwoods smokes. This time around, Sharpe felt obligated to a fellow NFLer.

On Twitter, he was asked whether he'd given Future's new album a listen; to the user's surprise, Shannon Sharpe announced an intentional boycott of the rapper's work, so long as he remains bitter towards Ciara and her new husband. And in doing so, Sharpe was also issuing him a challenge to turn a new leaf. For all we know, the Hall of Famer's words may very well resonate at a later time.