ESPN has suspended analysts Donovan McNabb and Eric Davis as it investigates allegations of sexual misconduct while they worked at NFL Network, USA Today reported.
McNabb and Davis were among those named in former NFL Network wardrobe stylist Jami Cantor's lawsuit against her former employer.
"We are investigating, and McNabb and Davis will not appear on our networks as that investigation proceeds," Josh Krulewitz, ESPN's vice president of communications, told USA Today in a statement.
Both McNabb and Davis co-host shows on ESPN radio, and McNabb sometimes appears on "First Take."
McNabb starred as a quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles and appeared in six Pro Bowls. Davis, a cornerback, spent most of his career with the San Francisco 49ers and the Carolina Panthers and appeared in two Pro Bowls.
The National Football League (NFL) Network has suspended three analysts “pending an investigation” into alleged sexual misconduct, according to The New York Times.
The Times on Tuesday reported that the suspended trio consists of former NFL players Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans and Ike Taylor.
Eric Weinberger, a former NFL Network executive, has also been suspended by the media group sports commentator Bill Simmons that is president of over the allegations.
The accusations were made by Jami Cantor, a former NFL Network employee who sued NFL Enterprises in Los Angeles Superior Court in October.
NFL Enterprises is the league’s media arm operating its network, and Cantor alleged age and sexual discrimination, sexual harassment and a hostile work environment.
Cantor, who was a wardrobe stylist for the NFL Network from 2006 until her firing in October 2016, also alleged that she was wrongfully terminated, among other complaints.
The former NFL Network employee on Monday filed an amended complaint detailing more fully her accusations against the three analysts.
Cantor said in the complaint that Faulk questioned her about her sex life, fondled her and demanded oral sex while displaying his genitals.
Evans sent Cantor nude pictures and propositioned her, according to the complaint, while Taylor sent her a video of him masturbating.
The complaint also said that Weinberger, who exited the network in 2015, groped her and put his crotch against her.
The lawsuit additionally claimed that Cantor had been harassed by Donovan McNabb and Warren Sapp, both former NFL players and ex-network analysts.
Marc Watts, a former network employee, was another person named in Cantor’s complaint, the latest high-profile sexual misconduct scandal this year.
Faulk is a NFL Hall of Famer who retired in 2007, having made the Pro Bowl seven times and winning one Super Bowl championship.
Taylor retired in 2015 after spending 12 years with the Pittsburgh Steelers en route to two Super Bowl titles.
Evans retired in 2011, most notably winning a Super Bowl title the year before as part of the New Orleans Saints.