December 12. 2017 6:34AM

Report: NFL Network suspends analysts Heath Evans, Marshall Faulk, and Ike Taylor after sexual harassment lawsuit

By Kevin Dillon
MassLive.com, Springfield, Mass.


NFL Network has suspended analysts Heath Evans, Marshall Faulk and Ike Taylor while investigating claims of sexual harrasment in a lawsuit filed by a former colleague, according to a report from Bloomberg.

In addition to the three suspended analysts, all former NFL players, former network executive producer Eric Weinberger and former NFL Network analyst Donovan McNabb were named in the lawsuit as well.

Evans spent four seasons with the New England Patriots. Weinberger is currently president of Bill Simmons' media group.

Jami Cantor, a wardrobe stylist at NFL Network, alleged that Evans and Faulk each groped her, while Taylor sent sexually inappropriate photos and videos. Weinberger and McNabb allegedly sent sexually explicit texts, while Weinberger sent several nude photos of himself as well. He is also alleged to have pressed his crotch against Cantor's shoulder, asking her to touch it. Faulk was alleged to have asked "deeply personal and invasive questions" about her sex life, and groping her breasts and behind.

Cantor said she complained about sexual advances to league talent coordinator Marc Watts, who she said did nothing and told her "it's part of the job when you look the way you do," according to the complaint.

She was terminated from her role with the network in October 2016, ultimately resulting in the wrongful termination suit that brought these allegations to light.