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NFL Network Suspended Three Analysts Over Alleged Sexual Harassment

NFL Network Suspended Three Analysts Over Alleged Sexual Harassment

BY Matthew Long

@mattlongsports

Monday night the NFL Network suspended three analysts over alleged sexual harassment from a former wardrobe stylist. NFL Network analysts Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor and Heath Evans were suspended in the aftermath of a lawsuit filed by Jami Cantor who alleges she suffered sexual harassment by the three men along with others.

The NFL Network, in a statement to USA Today Sports, said that Faulk, Taylor, and Evans would remain suspended “pending an investigation into these allegations.”

Cantor who was part of the NFL Network staff for a decade also named former NFL Network employees in her complaint. Former Eagles and Redskins QB Donovan McNabb, who was removed from the network because a DUI arrest in 2015 was named, along with former Bucs and Raiders defensive tackle Warren Sapp. The Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive lineman was terminated by the NFL Network following his arrest for soliciting prostitutes. McNabb is currently with ESPN, but could be shown the door after these allegations.

Lastly, she’s accusing Eric Weinberger, then a producer with the network, but who is now with Bill Simmons’ media group.

Cantor’s attorney, Laura Horton told USA TODAY Sports, “I think Jami Cantor is a very courageous woman, as all women coming forward in this #metoo movement.”

These allegations are a part of an amended complaint of a civil lawsuit originally filed in Los Angeles Superior Court in October by Cantor’s legal representation. Horton said she was only able to speak on the contents of Monday’s filing but, “more would come out at trial.”

There is no official date set for a trial, however, five of the six could be placed on administrative leave while the investigation is pending, with half of them getting benched Monday night. This story continues to unfold, and up to this point no official statements from any of the accusers in this filing have been made.

 

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