donovan mcnabb-sexual harassment

ESPN has reportedly suspended Donovan McNabb and Eric Davis after a lawsuit filed Monday night alleged they sexually harassed a coworker while working for NFL Network.

McNabb and Davis will not appear on ESPN or ESPN Radio airwaves as the network investigates the claims. NFL Network similarly suspended Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans and Ike Taylor, while The Ringer announced president Eric Weinberger had been placed on leave.

The lawsuit, which was published in full on Deadspin, alleges that Davis and McNabb repeatedly made sexual comments toward the plaintiff. The suit also accuses Davis of rubbing his body against the plaintiff and putting his hand between her legs.

Former on-air talent on NFL Network, Donovan McNabb, sent plaintiff sexually inappropriate comments via text message, including but not limited to, asking Plaintiff if she was a “squirter,” telling Plaintiff she “looked like the kind of girl that squirted when getting fucked,” “CUM to dinner with me,” and “why don’t you CUM over after work.”


Former on-air talent on NFL Network, Eric Davis, came into Plaintiff’s office pretending to ask for help with his clothes so he could grab and push/rub his body against Plaintiff. Mr. Davis made lewd comments to Plaintiff in her office and while on set, such as, “when are we going to spend time together?” “I want you so bad,” “my cock is so hard because of you right now,” “you look like a woman who knows what to do in bed,” “you look like you would be an animal in the sheets,” “[Mr. Davis] loved really rough sex and would love to be able to spank [Plaintiff] so hard it would leave marks,” “can tell you like it rough and would love it.” Mr. Davis also asked Plaintiff to have rough sex with him, and said that he wanted to choke Plaintiff from behind until Plaintiff begged him to stop. Also, while Plaintiff was working on set on a ladder, Mr. Davis grabbed Plaintiff’s behind, slid his hand between Plaintiff’s legs, and touched Plaintiff’s privates, while saying, “I can’t handle your ass it is so luscious.” When Plaintiff slapped his hand away, Mr. Davis aggressively told Plaintiff to never push his hand away again.”

McNabb joined ESPN as an NFL analyst and radio host in August 2016. He previously worked at NFL Network in 2012 and 2013 before moving to FS1. Davis, who also appears on FS1, joined ESPNLA as a radio host in October.


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  • YouAreWrongAndDumb

    Can we just be forever done with Donovan McNabb?

  • Real Talk

    60% of the allegations are fake

    • Deon Hamner


    • sally O’Neil

      That is total bullshit!! Most are dismissed and the victims are attacked. Been going on for years.

      • Karl Kolchak

        Doesn’t mean there aren’t also false accusations. Allegations need to be thoroughly investigated and proven before people get fired. That’s called due process.

        • That and when false accusations are proven these women need to be prosecuted and sent to jail for the same amount of time as the actual accusation… that will stop some of the BS

  • Deon Hamner


  • fatboyinde

    #5 will always love you, whether or not you like it.

    • trish

      hahaha — I hated McNabb commenting on the game. He is a bore, and was pathetically jealous of the great Terrell Owens… I will never forget the way he threw TO under the bus in that contract dispute with the owner. Yet, he can thank TO for his inflated total pass yardage stats. Absolutely, permanently can this dumb jerk.

  • sally O’Neil

    He is a drunk and a sexual predator. Not surprised. The love their power. I am glad the women feel able to come forward finally. This crap has been going on for years.

  • Carol Caprio

    If you remain in a workplace and endure this harassment, you’re as dumb as they are … have some pride in yourself and get another job rather than bow down to these animals for fear of employment!

    • trish

      Why should the women have to “leave their job”? It’s the predators who should leave the job, which is what is finally going to happen now. Party is over.

  • Gary Zichittella

    Waiting for the race’s always in play..

  • Lux Ineterior 2

    Let’s hope no one ever harasses Katie Nolan this site would crash

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  • Seriously? Am I the only one who is asking… What kind of relationship did she have with these men that began them talking and acting this way… There is more to this.. not to mention wasn’t her original lawsuit based on Age discrimination