ESPN The NFL Network has suspended analysts Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans and Ike Taylor after allegations of sexual harassment and assault. The trio of analysts, all former NFL players, were named in a lawsuit by former NFL Network employee Jami Cantor, who worked as a wardrobe stylist with the company from 2006 until her October 2016 dismissal. Former NFL Network executive Eric Weinberger and former NFL Network analyst Donovan McNabb also are named in the lawsuit. McNabb currently works for ESPN as a radio host. Former NFL player Eric Davis, who works for ESPNLA Radio in Los Angeles, is also named in the lawsuit. “We are investigating and McNabb and Davis will not appear on our networks as that investigation proceeds,” an ESPN spokesperson said. Weinberger, now president of The Ringer, has been placed on indefinite leave by the company. In her lawsuit, Cantor said she received inappropriate and sexually explicit texts from Evans, McNabb, Taylor and Weinberger on separate occasions. Faulk, according to the lawsuit, groped Cantor and asked Cantor “deeply personal and invasive questions” about her sex life. Cantor originally filed a wrongful termination case in October and on Monday filed a more detailed complaint. “The supervisors knew about it, the supervisors observed it,” Cantor’s lawyer, Laura Horton, told The New York Times on Monday. “It was insidious in this particular environment.”
We here at SportSmasher.com try to stay out of the sexual harassment claims that seem to be coming out daily about every male celebrity over the past few months, we try to “stick to sports”, but when the allegations are made about former NFL stars and current NFL Network employees we have no choice but to discuss it. The NFL Network has suspended analysts and former NFL players Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor and Heath Evans after former stylist Jamie Cantor after allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault against them, before she was fired in 2016. Also named in the complaint are former players and former NFL Network employees Donovan McNabb, Warren Sapp and Eric Davis, as well as Eric Weinberger who is a former NFL Network executive and is now President of Bill Simmons’ The Ringer.
It is important to note that, before these sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations against pretty much everyone employed at NFL Network, Jamie Cantor was suing the network for wrongful termination as well as age and sex discrimination, sexual harassment and providing a hostile work environment.
The most damning on the allegations are against Hall Of Fame running back Marshall Faulk, who Cantor claims pinned her against the wall of a hotel room and demanded oral sex, as well as groping her and masturbating in front of her.
Jami Cantor accused Ike Taylor of sending her a video of him masturbating in the shower.
Jami Cantor accused Eric Davis of grabbing her rear and genitals while making sexually explicit comments. When Cantor slapped Davis’ hand away, he became extremely aggressive, and said to never slap him again.
Warren Sapp, who was fired from NFL Network after he was arrested for soliciting prostitues at the Super Bowl, allegedly sent Jami Cantor sex toys for Christmas three years in a row and urinated in front of Cantor.
Donovan McNabb allegedly told Jami Cantor that she “looked like a squirter.”
Cantor accused Heath Evans of sending her multiple nude pictures and asking her for sex multiple times.
Cantor accused Weinberger of sending her nude photos and explicit text messages, sticking his hand down her pants, as we as telling her to meet him in the bathroom because he was super horny.
It is unknown if Jami Cantor has evidence to back up these serious allegations at this time, the NFL Network notes that when Jami Cantor was fired, she was caught on camera of stealing from the on air talent.