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#MeToo Hits NFL: Several Legends Suspended From On-Air Broadcasts

Charges of lewd texts and inappropriate behavior has been leveled at former NFL players and on-air talent.

By NTK Staff | 12.12.2017 @1:15pm
#MeToo Hits NFL: Several Legends Suspended From On-Air Broadcasts

The revelations of sexual harassment rocking industries around the country have finally reached the world of professional sports. NFL Network suspended several on-air personalities after a lawsuit named them as perpetrators of sexual harassment and assault.

The network will investigate the claims against the former players and executives, according to CBS Sports. All of the accused will serve a suspension as they look into the accusations:

“Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor, and Heath Evans have been suspended from their duties at NFL Network pending an investigation into these allegations,” NFL spokesperson Alex Reithmiller said.

Faulk played on the Super Bowl Champion 1999 St. Louis Rams, a team dubbed “The Greatest Show on Turf.” Taylor played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who won multiple Super Bowls during his tenure, and Evans played for several teams during his career.

The lawsuit also named former players who were not current on-air hosts or contributors to NFL Network:

Cantor’s lawsuit also alleges that three former NFL players and analysts for the NFL Network engaged in sexually harassing behavior as well.

Eric Davis, a former NFL cornerback and NFL Network analyst, Donovan McNabb, the former Eagles/Redskins quarterback, and Warren Sapp, who was fired from his job with the NFL Network after a prostitution sting in February of 2015, were also named in the suit. Additionally the lawsuit claims she was terminated in October of 2016 with “no warning” and accused of stealing clothes from the talent.

As the #MeToo movement spreads across the country, it was almost inevitable that it would eventually hit the testosterone-fueled world of athletics.

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