Ex-NFL Network Employee Accuses Several Former Players of Sexual Harassment

Cheryl Sanders
December 12, 2017

Alex Riethmiller, a spokesman for NFL Network, told NBC News in a statement Monday night: "Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor, and Heath Evans have been suspended from their duties at NFL Network pending an investigation into these allegations".

In a lawsuit filed against NFL Enterprises in L.A. Superior Court on December 6 and obtained by TheWrap, Wardrobe stylist Jami Cantor alleged age and gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination, among other things.

According to the complaint, Weinberger pressed his crotch against her shoulder and asked her to touch it, in addition sending her "several nude pictures of himself and sexually explicit texts" and telling her she was "put on earth to pleasure me".

Cantor said in the complaint that she informed Marc Watts, who coordinates talent for the National Football League, of the alleged advances, but that he said it's "part of the job when you look the way you do".

It alleges that Davis, who now works for Fox Sports 1, groped Cantor and made sexually explicit remarks to her.

Faulk is accused of asking Cantor invasive sexual questions and groping her. Taylor allegedly sent a video of himself masturbating in the shower.

Cantor also alleges she was sexually harassed by former NFL Network executive Eric Weinberger.

This story is still developing... The Bloomberg report does not specify the allegations against Evans.

Cantor is suing NFL Network for wrongful termination after she was terminated in October 2016.

Weinberger, now president of The Ringer, has been placed on indefinite leave by the company.

"I know from experience that you're only as good as the people around you, and Eric is one of the very best", he said at the time. McNabb left the network in 2013, but later lost a job with Fox Sports after pleading guilty to drunken driving in November 2015. She filed an amended complaint on Monday that more fully laid out the allegations of sexual harassment and assault against the three analysts, all former N.F.L. players. Watts didn't immediately respond to messages seeking comment.

According to a December 1996 article in the Los Angeles Times Cantor once worked as a personal shopper at The Oaks Shopping Center in Thousand Oaks, California.

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