Digital evidence will be critical to NFL Network harassment lawsuit

The troubling allegations made by former NFL Network employee Jami Cantor via an amended complaint filed Monday present, in many instances, something far more tangible than the he said/she said claims that often turn on who is believed, or not believed, by a judge or a jury.

For example, at paragraph 23(a), the amended complaint alleges that former NFL Network executive producer Eric Weinberger’s explicit text messages said that Cantor was “put on earth to pleasure me,” and that “watching you walk down the hall makes me crazy, your ass drives me insane.”

Paragraph 23(c) contends that current NFLN analyst Ike Taylor “sent [Cantor] sexually inappropriate pictures of himself, and a nude video while masturbating in the shower.”

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NFL Network suspended three former players turned analysts — Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor and Heath Evans — amid allegations sexual harassment made in a lawsuit.

An NFL spokesperson told CBS Sports the trio was suspended « pending an investigation » into allegations detailed in an amended complaint filed by Jami L. Cantor, a former makeup artist who worked at the league-owned network.

Additionally, Cantor’s lawsuit alleges that former NFL Network executive Eric Weinberger, now with The Ringer, sexually harassed her.

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(Bill Feig/AP) The NFL Network has suspended commentators Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor and Heath Evans after they were accused of sexual harassment in a wrongful-termination lawsuit brought by a former wardrobe stylist for the network.

In the lawsuit, filed against NFL Enterprises, the woman claims Faulk asked her “deeply personal and invasive questions” about her sex life and groped her breasts and behind; that Taylor sent her “sexually inappropriate” pictures of himself along with a video of him masturbating in the shower; and that Evans propositioned her for sex multiple times and also sent the woman nude pictures of himself.

The woman also makes claims against a number of former NFL Network employees and on-air personalities, including former executive producer Eric Weinberger, who left in 2015 to become president of Bill Simmons’s Ringer media group; Eric Davis, who now works for Fox Sports 1; Warren Sapp, who was fired by the network in 2015 after he was caught soliciting a prostitute at the Super Bowl; and Donovan McNabb, who left the network in 2013.

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The NFL Network has suspended analysts Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans and Ike Taylor after allegations of sexual harassment and assault.The trio of analysts, all former NFL players, were named in a lawsuit by former NFL Network employee Jami Cantor, who worked as a wardrobe stylist with the company from 2006 until her October 2016 dismissal.Former NFL Network executive Eric Weinberger and former NFL Network analyst Donovan McNabb also are named in the lawsuit.

Former NFL player Eric Davis, who works for ESPNLA Radio in Los Angeles, is also named in the lawsuit.

« We are investigating and McNabb and Davis will not appear on our networks as that investigation proceeds, » an ESPN spokesperson said.Weinberger, now president of The Ringer, has been placed on indefinite leave by the company.In her lawsuit, Cantor said she received inappropriate and sexually explicit texts from Evans, McNabb, Taylor and Weinberger on separate occasions.

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NFL Network has suspended Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor and Heath Evans while investigating claims of sexual harassment from a lawsuit filed by one of their former colleagues.Jami Cantor, who worked as a wardrobe stylist for NFL Network, filed a wrongful termination suit against NFL Enterprises in Los Angeles Superior Court back in October.

As first reported by Bloomberg, she described incidents of harassment by the three retired players, as well as Eric Weinberger, a former network executive producer and current president of Bill Simmons Media Group.In the suit, Cantor claims that Faulk groped her breasts and behind and asked “deeply personal and invasive questions” about her sex life.

Cantor claims that his behavior soon escalated into something physical: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?”

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