Breaking News: Man, I tell you this is really unfortunate on so many levels. ESPN reportedly fired Donovan McNabb and Eric Davis on Friday after they were accused of sexual harassment in a lawsuit filed by former NFL Network employee Jami Cantor last month. This news really comes as no surprise. We are in some delicate times in the Business World as it relates to sexual harassment.
According to Sports Business Daily's John Ourand, McNabb and Davis were let go "following a month long investigation" into their conduct while they were employees at NFL Network. In her complaint, Cantor alleged McNabb "sent her sexually inappropriate text messages," according to the New York Times' Kevin Draper.
Cantor also stated that McNabb asked her was she a "Squirter" while she was a employee as well....wow. Did you really text this information? Why are you sending this rhetoric to a co-worker? Why was he comfortable enough to b this reckless?
As for Davis, who spent 13 seasons in the NFL as a defensive back, was accused of groping Cantor and making suggestive comments toward her. Davis has also had other instances where it was reported that he displayed inappropriate behavior towards other female employees.
Both McNabb and Davis were suspended from their respective shows on ESPN Radio after the lawsuit was made public.
McNabb, the most decorated quarterback in Philadelphia Eagles history, previously left his post with Fox Sports in 2015 after he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and was sentenced to 18 days in jail. McNabb and Davis are not in the clear from a legal perspective as well. Obviously you feel for the victim if these allegations are true. As I previously stated, it's unfortunate on several levels.
Tony Hanes, Da Dome
Sources: TMZ, New York Times, and Sports Daily News