NFL Network suspends Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans and Ike Taylor sexual harassment allegations by a former NFL Network employee.
A former NFL Network employee has accused several former players and a former high-ranking network executive of sexual harassment, according to court documents obtained by Bloomberg.
Jami Cantor, a former NFL Network wardrobe stylist, accuses former analyst Donovan McNabb, current analysts Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor and Heath Evans and former executive producer Eric Weinberger of various forms of inappropriate sexual behavior.
Faulk, Evans and Taylor have been suspended by the network. McNabb and Eric Davis, former NFL Network analysts and current radio hosts for ESPN, have been suspended by ESPN.
“Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor, and Heath Evans have been suspended from their duties at NFL Network pending an investigation into these allegations,” an NFL Network spokesperson said in a statement to SI.com.
Faulk, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011, is accused of asking Cantor invasive sexual questions and groping her. Cantor also alleges Faulk pulled down his pants, pinned her against a wall and demanded oral sex.
Taylor allegedly sent a video of himself masturbating in the shower.
McNabb and Evans are accused of sending inappropriate texts. Evans also “constantly propositioned [Cantor] to have sex with him,” the suit alleges.
Weinberger, who left NFL Network in 2015 to become the president of Bill Simmons Media Group, allegedly sent Cantor nude photos, graphic texts and told Canton she was “put on earth to pleasure me.” Weinberger was placed on leave by the Bill Simmons Media Group.
“These are very serious and disturbing allegations that we were made aware of today,” a spokesman for the Bill Simmons Media Group said in a statement. “We are placing Eric on leave indefinitely until we have a better understanding of what transpired during his time at the N.F.L., and we will conduct our own internal investigation.”
Former NFL Network analyst Eric Davis, currently the host of a drive time radio show for ESPN’s Los Angeles affiliate, is accused of asking Cantor to have “rough sex” with him. Davis also appears on FS1.
Warren Sapp, a Hall of Famer and former network analyst, gave Cantor sex toys for three consecutive Christmases, the suit alleges. He is also accused of showing Cantor nude photos of women he claims to have slept with. Sapp was fired by the network in 2015 after his arrest for assault and soliciting prostitution.
Cantor was fired in October 2016, and replaced by a woman 21 years younger, she alleges in a lawsuit against the network. The circumstances of her departure are the focus of the suit in which she alleges the harassment.