NFL Network chief David Eaton has resigned from his post after a sexual harassment lawsuit was filed against his channel last week, which resulted in suspensions for a trio of on-air talent. Eaton has also been recently criticized for his public interactions with escorts and porn stars on Twitter — he’s since deleted the social media account.
“Tuesday night David Eaton tendered his resignation from NFL Media effective immediately,” NFL Network spokesperson Alex Riethmiller told TheWrap via a statement.
As president of NFL Media, ABC News alum Eaton also oversaw the NFL’s website.
Last Tuesday, NFL Network suspended analysts Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans, and Ike Taylor while it investigated accusations of sexual harassment made in a lawsuit filed by a former network stylist.
In a lawsuit filed against NFL Enterprises in L.A. Superior Court on Dec. 6 and obtained by TheWrap, wardrobe stylist Jami Cantor alleged age and gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination, among other things. But Bloomberg reports that she filed an amended complaint on Monday detailing acts of harassment by several individuals who are not named as defendants in the suit.
According to Bloomberg, Cantor’s amended complaint says that Taylor sent her inappropriate pictures as well an explicit video, and that Faulk and Evans groped her, and made inappropriate comments.
Other individuals named in the amended complaint, according to Bloomberg, include: former network executive Eric Weinberger, who now heads up Bill Simmons’ media group; and NFL Network analyst Donovan McNabb.