The NFL Network has suspended three analysts after they were accused of sexual harassment and assault by a former wardrobe stylist.
Jami Cantor filed a complaint in Superior Court for the State of California, County of Los Angeles on Monday claiming that she was subjected to constant sexual misconduct by the former football greats employed by the network.
Among those named in the filing are Marshall Faulk, with the court papers stating: ‘Mr. Faulk greeted Plaintiff by fondling her breasts and groping her behind. As time went on, Mr. Faulk became more aggressive, such as inviting Plaintiff 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?”
‘He also pinned Plaintiff against a wall, demanding oral sex while he pulled his pants down.’
Cantor also names Donavan McNabb, Warrenn Sapp and Heath Evans in her complaint, among others.
The complaint, filed by Cantor’s attorney Laura Horton, also accuses former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor of sending ‘sexually inappropriate pictures of himself, and a nude video while masturbating in the shower.’
Eric Davis, who won a Super Bowl while playing for the San Francisco 49ers, allegedly ‘grabbed Plaintiff’s behind, slid his hand between Plaintiff’s legs, and touched Plaintiff’s privates, while saying, “I can’t handle your a** it is so luscious.”‘
Cantor also claims that when she slapped Davis’ hand away during that alleged groping he ‘aggressively told Plaintiff to never push his hand away again.’
He also allegedly made a large number of lewd comments to Cantor on set states the filing, including: ‘when are we going to spend time together?,’ ‘I want you so bad,’ ‘my c**k is so hard because of you right now,’ ‘you look like a woman who knows what to do in bed,’ ‘you look like you would be an animal in the sheets,’ ‘[Mr. Davis] loved really rough sex and would love to be able to spank [Plaintiff] so hard it would leave marks,’ and ‘can tell you like it rough and would love it.’
Sapp, considered by many to be one of the all-time great defenders in the league, ‘gave Plaintiff sex toys as a Christmas gifts three years in a row, showed Plaintiff nude pictures of numerous women he claimed to have slept with, and openly talked about his sex life in front of Plaintiff.’
He also allegedly urinated in front of Cantor when she was forced to use the same facilities as him while completing some styling work.
‘Sorry mama, but your office shouldn’t be our shi**er,’ Sapp allegedly told Cantor.
Sapp was fired by the network back in 2015 after he was arrested for soliciting a prostitute and assault.
McNabb, who shot to fame with the Philadelphia Eagles, told Cantor she looked like a ‘s*uirter’ claims the court filing, and said she ‘looked like the kind of girl that s*uirted when getting f***ed.’
He had left NFL network in 2013, and later lost his subsequent job with Fox Sports after a drunk driving arrest two years later.
Heath Evan, who played with the New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints, allegedly sent nude photos to Cantor on at least two occasions while propositioning her for sex multiple times.
It was not just the former athletes either, with producer Eric Weinberger accused of sending both nude photos and explicit texts in the complaint.
Cantor claims Weinberger said she was ‘put on earth to pleasure me’ and once told her to meet him in a bathroom as he was ‘super horny.’
It is also alleged that he ‘grabbed her behind, touching Plaintiff’s crotch, groping her breasts, and put his hands down Plaintiff’s pants.’
When he stuck his hand down her pants, Weinberger told Cantor he wanted to ‘check if she was wearing underwear’ according to the complaint.
Weinberger has also been suspended it was announced on Tuesday.
‘These are very serious and disturbing allegations that we were made aware of today,’ said a spokesman for the Bill Simmons Media Group.
‘We are placing Eric on leave indefinitely until we have a better understanding of what transpired during his time at the N.F.L., and we will conduct our own internal investigation.’
Cantor, who was fired in October 2016 after a decade with the network, is accusing her former employer of age and sex discrimination, sexual harassment and hostile work environment, and wrongful termination in her complaint.
It was first filed back in October but then updated on Monday to include detailed complaints against her former co-workers.
‘Plaintiff was terminated by her supervisor at the NFL, Jessica Lee, and NFL’s Human Resources, Andres Astralaga,’ states the complaint.
‘Lee and Astralaga accused Plaintiff of stealing clothes from one of the talent. The NFL had security camera video. If they would have looked at the video they would have seen that Plaintiff did not steal any clothes.
‘NFL did not return Plaintiff’s personal items or reimburse her for her business expenses. Instead, NFL continues to use Plaintiff’s personal wardrobe items to dress their talent, and told Plaintiff’s vendor contacts Plaintiff was terminated for stealing and to not work with Plaintiff anymore.’