Heath Evans is one of several former NFL players named in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former NFL Network employee.
According to a report from Bloomberg’s Jordyn Holman and Scott Soshnick, former NFL Network employee Jami Cantor filed an amended complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday alleging sexual misconduct in the workplace from NFL Network personalities such as Evans, Marshall Faulk, Warren Sapp, Donovan McNabb, Eric Davis and Ike Taylor. She also included Eric Weinberger, who now serves as president of The Ringer.
Cantor alleged incidents of sexual harassment and assault in a 30-page document filed on Monday, detailing specific events of misconduct with each alleged participant. The details within are explicit, and include accusations of nude photos and videos along with lewd text messages.
Cantor also claims that she informed talent coordinator Marc Watts of the issues and that he told her, “It is part of the job when you look the way you do.”
Evans, in particular, was named for alleged actions against Cantor on Page 7 of the document:
Current on-air talent on NFL Network, Heath Evans, sent Plaintiff nude pictures of himself on at least two separate occasions. Mr. Evans constantly propositioned Plaintiff to have sex with him. Mr. Evans also made several sexually inappropriate comments to Plaintiff, such as, “you’re making me horny,” and “needed to get in you deep and hard.”
Per a report from Heavy.com’s Chris Bucher, Cantor was “hired at NFL Network in 2006, but was fired after a decade of working there when she was accused of stealing clothes.” The wardrobe stylist reportedly originally filed suit for wrongful termination in October. That document was amended with the allegations on Monday.
Late Monday evening, the NFL Network released a statement to Soshnick announcing that Evans, along with Taylor and Faulk, received a suspension from duties at the network “pending an investigation into these allegations.” McNabb, Davis and Sapp no longer work for the network.
— Scott Soshnick (@soshnick) December 12, 2017
“I think Jami Cantor is a very courageous woman, as all women coming forward in this #metoo movement,” Laura Horton, Cantor’s lawyer, told USA Today Sports. “All these women are courageous. These women have had the courage to step up knowing that, in the past at least, it would be a ‘he said, she said’ situation until we’ve had this national conversation.”
Horton implied in the USA Today report that there were more details that would come out in the process of a trial.
Evans, 38, was a third-round pick from Auburn in the 2001 NFL Draft. He played for the Seahawks, Dolphins, Patriots and Saints during a professional career that ended in 2010.