Eric Weinberger Exits as President of Bill Simmons’ The Ringer After Sexual Misconduct Investigation

Exec was placed on leave last December

Last Updated: March 20, 2018 @ 2:48 PM

Eric Weinberger, president of Bill Simmons’ media company The Ringer, has exited the company following an investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct.

“On March 5, The Ringer and Eric Weinberger mutually agreed to part ways and he’s no longer with the Company,” a spokesperson said in a statement.

Weinberger was put on leave in December after being named in a sexual harassment lawsuit by former NFL Network employee Jami Cantor who said he groped her and put his crotch against her during his time at the network. A wardrobe stylist at the network for a decade, Cantor also accused former NFL players Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans and Ike Taylor of sexual harassment and assault.

At the time, The Ringer called the accusations “very serious and disturbing,” promising to conduct its own investigation into his behavior.

Following his tenure as executive producer at NFL Network, where he oversaw the network’s many hours of live studio programming, Weinberger was tapped by Simmons in 2015 to serve as president of his then-newly created media group and help launch the Grantland follow-up website The Ringer.