An NFL Hall of Famer and four other former NFL stars have been suspended from their broadcast gigs after a former NFL Network employee alleged that all five of them, in addition to a former executive producer and another Hall of Fame star who’d already lost his job, sexually harassed her before she was fired by the company.
Marshall Faulk, Warren Sapp, Donovan McNabb, Ike Tayor, Heath Evans, and Eric Davis were all named in former NFL Network wardrobe stylist Jami Cantor’s wrongful termination lawsuit, which was filed in October. Faulk, Taylor, and Evans have been suspended from their positions with NFL Network. McNabb and Davis have been suspended by their employer, ESPN. Sapp was fired by NFL Network in 2015 for, unsurprisingly, an arrest on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute and assault. Former producer Eric Weinberger has been suspended by his new employer, Bill Simmons Media Group.
The allegations, if true, exemplify some men’s utter inability to respect women or have human interactions outside of the sports arena.
According to the lawsuit, former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback McNabb, among other grotesqueries, asked Cantor whether she’s a “squirter”:
… including but not limited to, asking Plaintiff if she was a “squirter,” telling Plaintiff she “looked like the kind of girl that squirted when getting fucked,” “CUM to dinner with me,” and “why don’t you CUM over after work.”
Faulk, who’s been enshrined in the Hall of Fame, allegedly routinely exposed himself to her, rubbing himself in front of her and demanding oral sex on at least one occasion. Fellow Hall of Famer Sapp’s alleged to have urinated in Cantor’s office. Taylor’s alleged to have sent a video of himself masturbating to her. And Evans apparently told her “you’re making me horny” and that he “needed to get in you deep and hard.”
Then there’s Davis, easily the vilest of all:
… Mr. Davis also asked Plaintiff to have rough sex with him, and said that he wanted to choke Plaintiff from behind until Plaintiff begged him to stop. Also, while Plaintiff 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 ass it is so luscious.” When Plaintiff slapped his hand away, Mr. Davis aggressively told Plaintiff to never push his hand away again.
You can read the entire lawsuit here.
First look at the sexual harassment lawsuit by former NFL Network employee, Jami Cantor vs. #NFLNetwork. 👀
Included as defendants: Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans, Ike Taylor, Eric Weinberger, Donovan McNabb, Warren Sapp, and Marc Watts, and Jessica Lee. https://t.co/GwMXRp1ZII
— BearsGrl (@BearsGrl80) December 12, 2017