Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor, and Heath Evans have been suspended by NFL Network amidst sexual harassment allegations. Allegations were also made against former NFL Network talents Donovan McNabb and Warren Sapp, and former NFL Network executive Eric Weinberger, who is now President of Bill Simmons’ site, The Ringer. The allegations stem from a lawsuit filed by former NFL Network wardrobe stylist Jami Cantor, which was reported by Bloomberg’s Jordyn Holman and Scott Soshnick.
“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 rep said in a statement. We have reached out to The Ringer for comment and will update this story if we hear back.
The Bloomberg story includes the following allegations:
Cantor, a wardrobe stylist at the NFL Network, said Weinberger sent “several nude pictures of himself and sexually explicit texts” and told her she was “put on earth to pleasure me.” He also pressed his crotch against Cantor’s shoulder and asked her to touch it, according to the complaint.
She said she was also sexually harassed by on-air talent. Faulk, who’s an NFL Network analyst, would ask Cantor “deeply personal and invasive questions” about her sex life and fondled her breasts and groped her behind, according to the complaint. Ike Taylor, also an analyst, sent Cantor “sexually inappropriate” pictures of himself and a video of him masturbating in the shower, according to the filing. Donovan McNabb, a former analyst, also texted her explicit comments, according to the compliant.
Cantor filed the lawsuit against NFL Enterprises in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday. Head to Bloomberg to read the full story, which includes allegations from Cantor that she “complained about the sexual advances from former NFL players” to a supervisor, who allegedly responded, “It’s part of the job when you look the way you do.”
UPDATE: A spokesperson for The Ringer sent the following statement on the allegations about Eric Weinberger: “These are very serious and disurbing allegations that we were made aware of today. We are placing Eric on leave indefinitely until we have a better understanding of what transpired during his time at the NFL, and we will conduct our own internal investigation.”