The NFL Network has suspended three former NFL players turned analysts named in a sexual harassment lawsuit by a female former employee. Cantor says NFL Network Human Resources informed her she was sacked due to theft of clothing, but Cantor claims the real reason she was terminated was because she was "too old" at age 51, as she has witnessed the network "age out" other employees. Faulk, according to the filing, allegedly fondled Cantor's breasts and exposed himself to her as he asked, "when are you going to get on this already?"
Others named in the lawsuit, which seeks unspecified general and punitive damages, were former National Football League players Donovan McNabb, Warren Sapp and Eric Davis.
"We are investigating, and McNabb and Davis will not appear on our networks as that investigation proceeds", ESPN vice president of communications Josh Krulewitz told USA TODAY Sports in a statement Tuesday morning.
An ESPN rep sent the following statement to BET.com about McNabb and Davis, who are contributors to the network. 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. He previously worked at NFL Network in 2012 and 2013 before moving to FS1. It also says the network is still using items of clothing on-air which Cantor paid for out of her own pocket without being justly compensated by the network. Her lawyer told Bloomberg, "it's outrageous conduct and I fully intend to hold the NFL Network responsible".
The suit also alleges the network failed to reimburse her for money she spent buying clothing for individuals she was assigned to dress.
And Eric Davis, also a former NFL Network commentator and current ESPN analyst, who played in the NFL as a fullback, is accused of propositioning Cantor with vulgar language on several occasions. The running back was the NFL's MVP in 2000 and won a Super Bowl with the Rams in the 2000 game.
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Sapp, who was sacked in 2015 after allegedly soliciting a prostitute, allegedly entered a bathroom Cantor was inside preparing a wardrobe and urinated in front of her, with the comment, "Sorry mama, but your office shouldn't be our sh-tter", according to the suit.