Another woman has come forward to sack the NFL Network’s bad behavior toward women.
Sports broadcaster Lindsay McCormick made her allegations in an Instagram post after the network suspended Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk and others over sexual harassment claims.
“I’ve been quiet about this for too long,” McCormick wrote in her social media post. “In my last interview with NFL Network a few years ago, the head of hiring talent said to me, “If we hire you, do you plan on getting knocked up immediately like the rest of them?
“‘Them’ as in badass working women who deserve to have a family life as well? ‘Them’ as the women who work their tails off to be taken seriously in a man’s world? Or ‘them’ who bring you a new audience and a tremendous amount of viewership?
“Because while I don’t plan on ‘getting knocked up,’ I do plan on being like the rest of those brilliant women that our future daughters will one day look up to and see you can have it all. Kudos to NFL Network for eventually removing this man from his position and for the actions they’ve taken this week.”
The actions taken were to suspend Faulk and two other ex-NFLers – Ike Taylor and Heath Evans – as the network investigates the disturbing allegations brought forward by wardrobe stylist Jami Cantor in a lawsuit filed against NFL Enterprises. In addition, former NFL Network analysts Donovan McNabb and Warren Sapp were suspended by ESPN where both now work as radio hosts.
Former NFL Network executive Eric Weinberger was also suspended from his new employer over the allegations. Weinberger is the president of Bill Simmons’ media group.