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As disturbing allegations of sexual misconduct mount against several NFL Network employees, Tuesday on Instagram broadcaster Lindsay McCormick detailed her experience with a network executive.
“I’ve been quiet about this for too long,” wrote McCormick, 30. “In my last interview with NFL Network a few years ago, the head of the hiring of talent said to me, ‘If we assume that you, are you planning on getting knocked up immediately as the rest of them?”
In my last interview with NFL Network a few years ago, the head of the hiring of talent said to me, ‘If we assume that you, are you planning on getting knocked up immediately as the rest of them?”
– Lindsay McCormick
“‘Them’ as in badass women who deserve to have a family life? ‘They’ as the women their tails off to be taken seriously in a man’s world? Or ‘they’ that bring you to a new audience and a huge amount of viewership?” she continued. “Because even though I don’t plan to, ‘knocked up,’ I’m going to like the rest of these brilliant women that our future daughters will one day look up to see you.”
McCormick is the revelation came a day after the former players was NFL Network analysts Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans, Ike Taylor and Donovan McNabb were mentioned in a comprehensive sexual harassment lawsuit by stylist Jami Cantor, who worked for the network from 2006 to 2016. The indictment was filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Faulk, Evans and Taylor is accused of groping and making explicit notes to Cantor. They have since been suspended from the network. Former executive producer Eric Weinberger, who now serves as chairman of Bill Simmons Ringer media group, was also named in the suit for allegedly sending “a number of nude photos of herself and sexually explicit texts” to Cantor.
According to the New York Times, the NFL Network has asked its employees not to discuss the allegations until the matter is resolved.
McCormick, who has worked for ESPN, NBC Sports and CBS Sports, closed her post by thanking the NFL Network for “remove this man from his position and the actions that they have taken this week.” McCormick tagged current and former ESPN analysts Samantha ponder and Britt McHenry, feminist icon Gloria Steinem, model Emily Ratajkowski and broadcaster Michelle Joy Phelps in her post.
Hours for McCormick shared her story, McHenry weighed in on the abrupt suspensions and accusations.
Not surprised in the least about one of the names in the NFL Network’s sexual harassment claim. Leave it on.
— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) 12 December 2017
Tuesday night, McNabb and retired player Eric Davis was suspended, ESPN as the network continues its investigation into the sexual harassment claims.