The hits keep on coming for NFL Network.
Just two days after a number of former NFL players were accused of sexual harassment, reporter Lindsay McCormick now says on Instagram that she was asked if she planned on getting “knocked up” during a job interview:
“I’ve been quiet about this for too long. In my last interview with NFL Network a few years ago, the head of hiring talent said to me, “If we hire you, do you plan on getting knocked up immediately like the rest of them?” “Them’ as in badass working women who deserve to have a family life as well? “Them” as the women who work their tails off to be taken seriously in a man’s world? Or “them” who bring you a new audience and a tremendous amount of viewership? Because while I don’t plan on “getting knocked up,” I do plan on being like the rest of those brilliant women that our future daughters will one day look up to and see you can have it all. Kudos to NFL Network for eventually removing this man from his position and for the actions they’ve taken this week.
Marshall Faulk, Warren Sapp, Ike Taylor, Donovan McNabb (ESPN), and Heath Evans were all suspended in light of the accusations, which you should check out if you haven’t — they’re all pretty wild.