NFL Network suspends 3 analysts over sexual misconduct lawsuit
- Author: Angelo Rivera Dec 14, 2017,
Dec 14, 2017, 2:56
This sexual harassment lawsuit follows a previous wrongful termination lawsuit Cantor filed in October.
Marsall Faulk (current on-air talent): Cantor claims that Faulk asked "invasive" questions about sex, "such as favorite sex position, whether she liked oral sex, and whether she dated black men". "He also pinned (Cantor) against a wall, demanding oral sex while he pulled his trousers down".
Cantor alleges that throughout her "employment at National Football League, she was also subjected to ongoing and continuing sexual harassment by current and former on air talent and other employees of National Football League".
Heath Evans is also accused of sending Cantor nude pictures on two separate occasions and asking her to have sex with him.
Faulk, along with fellow ex-players Heath Evans and Ike Taylor, allegedly groped and made sexually explicit comments to former wardrobe stylist Jami Cantor when they were colleagues at the NFL Network, according to a lawsuit filed against NFL Enterprises by Cantor.
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Also suspended from his job was Eric Weinberger, a former executive producer at NFL Network who's now president of sports commentator Bill Simmons' media group, The Ringer. Cantor alleges that Weinberger sent her nude pictures of himself and told her she was "put on Earth to pleasure me". He's also accused of rubbing his crotch against Cantor's shoulders.
An ESPN rep sent the following statement to BET.com about McNabb and Davis, who are contributors to the network. Weinberger didn't respond to a tweet for comment directed at him.
Marshall Faulk (center) on the NFL Network set with Falcons QB Matt Ryan (left) and analyst Michael Irvin (right).
"Also, while Plaintiff [Cantor] was working on set on a ladder, Mr. Davis grabbed Plaintiff's behind, slid his hand between Plaintiff's legs, and touched Plaintiff's privates, while saying, 'I can't handle your a** it is so luscious, '" the lawsuit read. An NFL spokesman said all three analysts were "suspended from their duties at NFL Network pending an investigation into these allegations".
Davis, Sapp and McNabb are accused of a wide variety of inappropriate behavior by the woman. Cantor says she was sacked in 2016 "with no prior warning" for allegedly stealing clothing from a player, a charge she denies in the lawsuit.