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Fired NFL Network Stylist Accuses Several Former Players of Sexual Misconduct

Donovan McNabb, Marshall Faulk, Warren Sapp, Ike Taylor, Eric Davis, and Heath Evans. All former NFL stars who've been to Super Bowls or Pro Bowls in their careers; all accused of sexual misconduct during their time as analysts on the NFL Network; and all (of those still employed) suspended from their current jobs at that network or ESPN in the wake of a former stylist's lawsuit.

Jami Cantor claims those players made lewd comments and sexual advances, sent her sexually explicit texts and photos, and even groped her at work, and is suing NFL Network for discrimination, sexual harassment, hostile work environment, retaliation, and wrongful termination.

Player Suit Stats

Cantor was as a wardrobe stylist for the NFL Network from 2006 until her termination in October 2016. While her initial lawsuit against the network did not name individual players, her amended complaint made some pretty specific accusations:

  • McNabb: Sent Cantor explicit text messages asking if "she was a squirter" and telling her she "looked like the kind of girl that squirted when getting f*cked."
  • Faulk: Asked Cantor sexually charged questions, engaged in aggressive behavior "such as inviting [her] to his hotel room, stroking and pulling out his genitals in front of her, pointing to his crotch and asking ... 'when are you gonna get on this already,'" and "pinned [her] against a wall, demanding oral sex while he pulled his pants down."
  • Sapp: Entered a restroom Cantor was in, responded to her protests with "Sorry mama, but your office shouldn't be our sh*tter," gave "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 [her] and other NFL employees."
  • Taylor: Sent Cantor "inappropriate pictures," including a nude video of him masturbating in the shower.
  • Davis: Would "grab and push/rub his body" against Cantor, and "made lewd comments to [her] in her office and while on set, such as, "when are we going to spend time together?" "I want you so bad," "my c*ck 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."
  • Evans: Sent Cantor sexually explicit pictures of himself, and "made several sexually inappropriate comments to [her], such as, "you're making me horny," and "needed to get in you deep and hard."

Player Damage

Cantor is seeking damages including lost wages, salary, and benefits, future income, and restitution for her harassment and wrongful termination.

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