Former NFL Network employee files suit against several former players.
Several retired NFL stars including Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk, Donovan McNabb and Warren Sapp have been accused of sexual harassment in a lawsuit filed by a former wardrobe stylist at the NFL Network.
Former football players Heath Evans and Ike Taylor were also named in the suit and they, along with Faulk, have been suspended by the NFL Network. McNabb and Sapp are no longer with the NFL Network.
In addition to the players, former NFL Network employee, Jami Cantor, also named former NFL Network executive producer Eric Weinberger, who’s now president of sports commentator Bill Simmons’s media group.
Cantor worked as a wardrobe stylist with the NFL Network from 2006 until she was fired in October of 2016. In the lawsuit, Cantor outlines how she received inappropriate and sexually explicit texts from Evans, McNabb, Taylor and Weinberger on separate occasions.
Some of the allegations include:
Faulk – “Instead of saying good morning, Mr. Faulk greeted (Cantor) by fondling her breasts and groping her behind,” the lasuire said. “As time went on, Mr. Faulk became more aggressive, such as inviting (Cantor) to his hotel room, stroking and pulling out his genitals in front of her, pointing to his crotch and asking Plaintiff, ‘when are you gonna get on this already?’” the lawsuit said. “He also pinned (Cantor) against a wall, demanding oral sex while he pulled his pants down.”
Weinberger – Sent her “several nude pictures of himself and sexually explicit texts,” she said in her lawsuit. Cantor also accused Weinberger of telling her that she “was put on earth to pleasure (him),” adding that he once pressed his crotch against her shoulder and asked her to touch it.
Evans – Accused of propositioning Cantor multiple times for sex and “repeatedly making lewd overtures.” Cantor said that Evans sent nude photos of himself to her “on at least two separate occasions.” She said in her lawsuit that Evans made several comments to her, including him saying that he “needed to get in (Cantor) deep and hard.”
McNabb – Sccused in the suit of texting her explicit comments. Those include him allegedly asking her if she “was a squirter” and asking her to “CUM to dinner with him,” among other things.
Sapp – Accused of coming into the bathroom as Cantor was preparing a wardrobe and urinating in front of her despite her telling him to get out…. Cantor also said that Sapp gifted her sex toys as Christmas gifts three-straight years and showed her nude images of women he’d slept with.