NFL Network suspends 3 analysts over sexual misconduct lawsuit

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Hall of Fame player Marshall Faulk and two other NFL Network analysts were suspended after a woman who worked as a wardrobe stylist at the network accused them of sexual misconduct in a lawsuit.

CULVER CITY, Calif. (KABC) -- The NFL Network has suspended three former NFL players turned analysts named in a sexual harassment lawsuit by a female former employee.

The plaintiff, Jami Cantor, worked as a wardrobe stylist at the network's headquarters in Culver City. The former pro athlete that she has accused include Rams legend Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor and Heath Evans.

In the complaint filed in California Superior Court, Cantor claims that Taylor sent her inappropriate sexual photos of himself - including a video of him masturbating in the shower.

Also named in the complaint are former executive producer Eric Weinberger, who now runs sports pundit Bill Simmons' media company. Cantor alleges that Weinberger sent her nude pictures of himself and told her she was "put on Earth to pleasure me."

Former player Donovan McNabb, who no longer works at the NFL Network, is also named in the amended complaint.

Cantor, who was fired in October 2016, has also accused the network of wrongful termination. She claims she told her supervisors about the toxic work environment but that those claims were ignored.

"The supervisors knew about it, the supervisors observed it," Cantor's lawyer, Laura Horton, told The New York Times on Monday. "It was insidious in this particular environment."

Cantor claims a talent coordinator told her: "It's part of the job when you look the way you do."

An NFL spokesman said all three analysts were "suspended from their duties at NFL Network pending an investigation into these allegations."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.