ESPN Fires Eric Davis & Donovan McNabb Over Sexual Harassment Allegations
Eric Davis, Donovan McNabb Fired By ESPN
New year…new job.
After an indefinite suspension and a month-long investigation into claims of sexual harassment, ESPN announced their decision to fire Eric Davis and Donovan McNabb.
Via NY Post:
Jami Cantor, who worked as a wardrobe stylist at NFL Network from 2006-16, accused a handful of former male colleagues of submitting her to sexually inappropriate behavior in the workplace. McNabb and Davis were just two retired NFL players to be mentioned in the lawsuit; Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans, Warren Sapp and Michael Irvin also were accused of harassing Cantor while serving in analyst roles at the network.
McNabb, according to the lawsuit, sent Cantor sexually explicit messages, including one in which he asked her if she was a “squirter.” He also allegedly hinted at her visiting him after work.
Davis, though mentioned in Cantor’s complaint, faced the most disturbing allegations in the account of a woman who used to work under Cantor.
Erin McParland, who opened up about her experience with harassment at the network after Cantor’s accusations went public, accused Davis of making inappropriate comments and gestures toward her, such as remarking on her flexibility and propositioning her for sex via direct message. McParland also recounted the times he allegedly hugged her and lingered there, the first time rubbing his genitals against her leg and the second grabbing and fondling her butt.