A former NFL Network employee has accused a handful of retired NFL players and an ex-NFL Network executive of sexual misconduct, according to a Bloomberg News report released late Monday night. A woman identified as Jami Cantor in court documents made a series of allegations against former NFL players Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor, Warren Sapp, Donovan McNabb, and Heath Evans as well as former NFL Network executive producer Eric Weinberger in a lawsuit she filed against NFL Enterprises.
In her lawsuit, Cantor, who worked as a wardrobe stylist at NFL Network from 2006 through 2016, claims she was repeatedly subjected to sexual harassment during her time working at the network. She says Weinberger sent her "several nude photos of himself and sexually explicit texts." She also says that Weinberger told her she was "put on earth to pleasure me" and that he once pressed his crotch up against her shoulder and asked her to touch it.
Cantor also claims she was subjected to sexual harassment by several former NFL players who have done on-air work for NFL Network in recent years. She accused Faulk of asking her "deeply personal and invasive questions" about her sex life and of touching her inappropriately. She accused Taylor of sending her "sexually inappropriate" photos of himself and a video that allegedly showed him masturbating in the shower. She accused McNabb of sending explicit text messages to her and Sapp of purchasing sex toys for her for Christmas. She also accused Evans of sexual misconduct.
Faulk, Taylor, and Evans have all been suspended by NFL Network for the time being pending an investigation into the allegations made in the woman’s lawsuit. McNabb and Sapp no longer work for NFL Network.
Weinberger currently serves as the president of the Bill Simmons Media Group. He has also been suspended in light of the allegations made in the woman’s lawsuit. "These are very serious and disturbing allegations that we were made aware of today," a spokesperson for the Bill Simmons Media Group said in a statement sent to Bloomberg News. "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."
In addition to accusing several of her former co-workers of sexual harassment, Cantor also alleges age and sex discrimination and wrongful termination in her lawsuit.