UM alum Sapp denies sex allegations amid NFL Network probe
- Author: Rosalie Stanley Dec 14, 2017,
Dec 14, 2017, 7:39
Cantor, who worked for the network from 2006 until she was sacked in October 2016, first filed her lawsuit in October. ESPN analyst Donovan McNabb was also named in the lawsuit and has been suspended by the network.
"My client is a courageous woman to come forward with these claims", said her attorney, Laura Horton.
Sapp did not speak for Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans, Ike Taylor or executive producer Eric Weinberger, but said Cantor is wrong about him.
Three analysts with NFL Network have been suspended after being accused of allegedly committing sexual harassment and assault against a former coworker, according to ESPN. "No sexual harassment. You are not going to put that on me".
He told Slater that while on commercial break for a morning show he rushed to use the bathroom and asked Cantor to leave when she was in the only bathroom on set because he had to get back on the air after the break. He also reportedly invited her into his hotel room and pinned her against a wall, demanding oral sex.
"Why would I need to show you a picture of someone nude", Sapp said, saying he would never show "the wardrobe lady" something like that.
The ex-employee, Jami Cantor, has some explosive allegations in her lawsuit, claiming instances of groping, lewd comments and that she was sent explicit photos, videos and texts by co-workers. She alleges that Sapp gave her sex toys as Christmas gifts, showed her nude pictures of women he claimed to have slept with, openly talked about his sex life and urinated in front of her.
Weinberger is alleged to have also sent Cantor nude photos of himself and pressed his crotch against her shoulder, asking her to touch him He is also alleged to have touched her crotch, groped her breasts and to have reached down her trousers to "check if she was wearing underwear".
"These are very serious and disturbing allegations that we were made aware of today", a spokesman for the Bill Simmons Media Group said in a statement.
The Ringer has placed Weinberger on indefinite leave "until we have a better understanding of what transpired during his time at the National Football League, and we will conduct our own internal investigation", the site said in a statement.