Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb has been fired by ESPN following sexual harassment allegations that were brought to light last month, according to SportsBusiness.
ESPN cut ties with Donovan McNabb and Eric Davis following a monthlong investigation into allegations of sexual harassment at another network. Last month, ESPN suspended the two former NFLers from appearing on air after they were named in a lawsuit filed by a wardrobe stylist at NFL Net. In the lawsuit, McNabb was accused of sending inappropriate text messages, while Davis was accused of rubbing his body against the woman and engaging in lewd talk.
This firing marks the second time McNabb has been forced out of a media job in his post-playing career. McNabb resigned from Fox Sports in 2015 after being arrested for his second DUI in a two-year span.
McNabb, one of the most prolific players in Eagles franchise history, wasn’t known for having off-the-field troubles while serving as Philadelphia’s starting quarterback. But No. 5 has clearly been involved with some issues in retirement. Such incidents have jeopardized his media career.