“The NFL Network and ESPN have suspended five former football players, including Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk, due to allegations in a court filing Monday accusing them of repeated sexual harassment when they were at the NFL Network,” CNN reports. “Other ex-players named in the suit include Ike Taylor and Heath Evans, who along with Faulk were suspended by the NFL Network, as well as Donovan McNabb and Eric Davis, who now work for ESPN.”
“The NFL Network says it is investigating the allegations and that its three current employees have been suspended with pay,” the story reports. “ESPN says it is investigating these allegations, and that neither McNabb nor Davis will appear on air during the network’s probe.”
“Also named in the suit is Hall of Famer Warren Sapp, who was fired by the NFL Network in 2015 after he was arrested in Phoenix for propositioning a prostitute after covering the Super Bowl,” the report adds.
CNN notes: “The suit was filed in California superior court in Los Angeles by Jami Cantor, a former wardrobe stylist at the NFL Network.”
Laura Horton, Cantor’s attorney, commented: “My client is a courageous woman to come forward with these claims. I’m proud of her and I am committed to continuing the important national conversation on sexual harassment. Shining a spotlight on these claims is another step forward in achieving a respectful workplace for women.”
Also named in the suit is Eric Weinberger, a former executive producer at NFL Network who is now president of Vox Media’s sports and popular culture site The Ringer. Weinberger has reportedly been suspended by the website.