Heath Evans sounds off on his NFL Network firing

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Former NFL fullback Heath Evans is officially out at NFL Network, months after being taken off the air following the filing of a sexual harassment lawsuit that accused him and others of workplace misconduct. Evans has taken to Twitter to begin to tell his side of the story.

In a statement posted on social media, Evans claims that “the allegations made against me are simply not true and . . . I can prove it.” He says that NFL Network “strongly urged” him not to mount a public defense, but instead to “let them handle the allegations in a confidential manner and essentially trust them with my reputation. . . . I decided to honor their request and reluctantly agreed to remain silent.”

Evans explains that he first became aware of the allegations in October 2017, weeks before the subject became part of a public filing in court.

At paragraph 23(g) of the amended complaint filed against NFL Network, Jami Cantor contends that Evans “sent nude pictures of himself on at least two occasions,” that he “constantly propositioned Plaintiff to have sex with him,” and that he “made several sexually inappropriate comments to Plaintiff, such as, ‘you’re making me horny,’ and ‘needed to get in you deep and hard.'”

“I immediately told the Network that approximately two years ago, my accuser and I had exchanged mutual flirtations that included her sending me and me sending her pictures of a sexual nature,” Evans says. “I regret having engaged in the picture exchange. Nothing ever came of the mutual flirtations and we remained friends during and after her employment ended at the Network.”

Evans has posted a text message he says he received from Cantor 30 days before becoming aware of the allegations. In the message, Cantor requests a recommendation from Evans for a personal trainer.

“I provided the Network with these texts, turned over my current and old cell phone and earnestly participated in their discovery process,” Evans explains. “After providing the NFL Network with the evidence, the Network kept me on the air and seemingly went to bat for me. When then reports came out that the NFL Network had settled the lawsuit with my accuser, the NFL Network immediately started threatening to fire me with cause if I wouldn’t sign their silencing agreements. In exchange for signing, they offered to pay out my contract and allow me to handle the language and my resignation letter. After refusing to sign their silencing agreements multiple times the NFL fired me Friday evening July 27th.”

This seems to mean that: (1) the NFL has settled Cantor’s lawsuit; (2) the league offered Evans a severance agreement in exchange for his agreement to sign a confidentiality agreement restricting his ability to talk about the situation; (3) Evans refused to sign it; and (4) NFL Network fired him.

“As I tried to explain to the NFL Network, my name and reputation mean too much to me for me to cave to their threats and not clear my name,” Evans now says. “So, I will be presenting information that tells the whole truth which apparently the NFL doesn’t want the public to know. The whole truth will include experiences not only pertaining to my accuser but also other women who work at the NFL Network and what they have been subjected to and have had to endure in order to keep the jobs they have worked their entire careers for. The truth may surprise you!”

Evans claims to have no animosity toward his accuser, which is a tough balance to strike given that he believes she made false accusations against him. But he still intends to tell the whole story, which necessarily arises from his position that Cantor lied about him. But Evans apparently will also be pointing the finger at former coworkers regarding their treatment of female coworkers, which could eventually make the NFL regret not offering Evans enough compensation to get him to sign the confidentiality agreement and move on.

84 responses to “Heath Evans sounds off on his NFL Network firing

  1. “I provided the Network with these texts, turned over my current and old cell phone..”

    Should have followed Tammy’s* action and destroyed them. That’s what you do when you’re guilty.

  2. “So, I will be presenting information that tells the whole truth which apparently the NFL doesn’t want the public to know. The whole truth will include experiences not only pertaining to my accuser but also other women who work at the NFL Network and what they have been subjected to and have had to endure in order to keep the jobs they have worked their entire careers for. The truth may surprise you!”

    Oh boy, I hope Evans doesn’t end up like Clinton accusers do.

  3. The NFL does whats in its best interest and will stomp on the careers and reputations of anyone who dares to challenge them or not kiss their behinds and do what they suggest. Its just how Roger does things. I hope Heath Evans buries them with facts they never wanted to be seen by the public.

  4. Your reputation is shot either way. There us no way to come out of this looking like a good guy. Give it up. Disappear and just let people forget about you.

  5. This Cantor gal sounds like a piece of work. General rule of thumb: Do not text any gal in the office anything, other than generic texts when flirting. And still, that’s not really recommended as you can see.

    Don’t crap where you work, basically. Stuff does happen,people meet at work, hook up after work after some drinks, etc, but there is a fine line there.

    Sounds like to me this gal was all over the network manuevering and flirting and the NFLN just wanted any part of this to disappear.

  6. S-E-C! S-E-C!
    LMFAO at all of those SEC degenerates that made it to the NFL, used their NFL carer for post-football opportunities…but who have had their SEC values come right back.

  7. I feel like we all live inside the Jerry Springer show.

    That’s not a complement to how far we have fallen as a society. We have become a tabloid society.

  8. Hey Crush…exactly why TOMMY did not give up his phone. No trust that the NFL which owns the NFL network would do the right thing.. INTEGRITY right Roger?

  9. Irvin has the ‘pictures” of Goodell so he’s not going anywhere.

    Kind of strange how Evans, Faulk, Talor amongst others all got fired but Micheal Irvin is still on the air.

  10. tylawspick6 says:
    August 9, 2018 at 10:48 am
    This Cantor gal sounds like a piece of work. General rule of thumb: Do not text any gal in the office anything, other than generic texts when flirting. And still, that’s not really recommended as you can see.
    Don’t crap where you work, basically. Stuff does happen,people meet at work, hook up after work after some drinks, etc, but there is a fine line there.
    Sounds like to me this gal was all over the network manuevering and flirting and the NFLN just wanted any part of this to disappear.

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    Ae you sure the NFL Network isn’t in cap hell and created this story to create cap space?

  11. Dude, no matter what you are being accused of doing or saying, the stuff you already admitted to is damning and would be grounds for termination in most workplaces as it is.

    Cry all you want. I don’t feel bad for you.

  12. This Cantor gal sounds like a piece of work. General rule of thumb: Do not text any gal in the office anything, other than generic texts when flirting. And still, that’s not really recommended as you can see.

    Don’t crap where you work, basically. Stuff does happen,people meet at work, hook up after work after some drinks, etc, but there is a fine line there.

    Sounds like to me this gal was all over the network manuevering and flirting and the NFLN just wanted any part of this to disappear.
    *******************************************************************
    This might be the first time I ever agreed with anything you have said.

  13. Wasn’t Ike also accused?
    I’m interested to see how this plays out…

    I wonder if networks, production companies, and other businesses should start to adopt a “we’re keeping our employee unless he is proven guilty of something” policy?

  14. “NFL Network “strongly urged” him not to mount a public defense, but instead to “let them handle the allegations in a confidential manner and essentially trust them with my reputation. . . . ”

    Ouch big mistake

  15. If you have anything to lose, and I mean anything, just assume the object of your affection has nefarious ambitions until proven otherwise. Don’t take the bait and laugh off any flirtations…until proven otherwise. This applies to not only the NFL but all aspects of society. This, unfortunately, is the state of our society.

  16. Here’s hoping that if the accusations are proven false Evans and any other involved party that has their named cleared sues Cantor for defamation and the NFL Network for wrongful dismissal.

    This whole thing is starting to smell like she trolled these guys into compromising situations with the plan of a big payday coming her way.

  17. This is another example of a situation that should have been dealt with proactively in a fair manner—-now it has the potential to blow up on the NFL—-how does Goodell keep his job?

  18. Our technology has enabled the beast to come out of us all……

    Remember the days when you had a wall mounted kitchen phone and had to go around a wall corner to speak privately to the girlfriend and that you hoped your family could spring for a longer phone cord…..

    None of this happen back then… Simpler time…

    When you called someone they answered Or if they didn’t you called back later?

    Have we progressed with this technology for the better????

    Anyone out there remember a 2 party line???

  19. Back in the old days, we would send polaroids to each other via interoffice mail.

    Prior to that, we drew self portraits using Crayola crayons.

  20. Once again Roger and the NFL does not care if you are innocent, you will be punished any way. Justice for none.

  21. Taking naked pictures of yourself is just creepy. Actually sending them through a media device than anyone could end up seeing is just stupid.

  22. factschecker arent you sort of like the pot calling the kettle black? You are commenting on what you claim to be Tabloid and yet you willingly read and respond to the Tabloid stuff.
    Do ya follow?

  23. Cell phones, computers and social media sure have brought out the STUPID in people. If you think it could cost you your job and reputation, DON’T DO IT!

  24. Meaning a lawyer told her to include everything that could be spun in their favor and mutual flirtation if made known, could have damaged her actual claims against the network. He comes out with this to clear his name but to also try to reemphasize that there had been inappropriate behavior from others and her claim should still be taken seriously.

  25. You know who doesn’t get railroaded over accusations like this? Men who don’t have money or a public reputation. This stuff goes on everywhere, all the time. For most women though, there’s no payday involved in whistle-blowing, so they just have to endure it or take their chances finding a new job, which is just as likely to have the same old situation.

    My point is that, though it is easy to call him stupid or laugh at his misfortune, he probably truly thought he was being respectful and that their flirtation was mutual (and maybe it was), but when taken out of context it is easy to make it look like he is a monster. Something to think about when interacting with coworkers and colleagues in general.

  26. Heath made plenty of money during his career, so him not selling his reputation just to get paid out for his contract makes sense.

    He wasnt worried about the money, but he does realize that being an NFL Network talking head is a golden ticket to a golden jacket, right?

  27. fballguy says:
    August 9, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    If he still has those pics of Cantor, it’s hard not to believe him….but the question is, can he produce the smoking hot gun?

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    This would be key, funny that if Evan’s had info and dirt on Cantor why would the NFL cave……….either Evan’s is right there is a fire under the smoking gun or it’s just easier to make it go away. simple facts are men are pigs I know that and women well they like pigs especially ones with money.

  28. atlantablewa28to3lead says:
    August 9, 2018 at 10:41 am
    Well. if proven false, she needs to be fired too.

    ——————-

    ….and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

  29. crush22 says:
    August 9, 2018 at 10:39 am
    “I provided the Network with these texts, turned over my current and old cell phone..”

    Should have followed Tammy’s* action and destroyed them. That’s what you do when you’re guilty.
    ====================
    Which is to say he was guilty even if he didn’t provide them the phone. Forget about destroying it or the fact the NFL has no right to it to begin with.

    Still waiting for good ole Rog to look at the logs Brady provided from the very phone that “proves” he’s guilty.

  30. dirtysoufsavage says:
    August 9, 2018 at 10:47 am
    Your reputation is shot either way. There us no way to come out of this looking like a good guy. Give it up. Disappear and just let people forget about you.
    =========================
    That’s impossible. How many times have we read from posters here all you have to do is apologize and everything is forgotten?

  31. If someone was blatantly abused and assaulted, and it doesn’t affect the victims, I would wish that ALL of this were settled with sealed records and non-disclosure because most of the time you don’t know where flirting/grab ass ends and acts of a criminal nature begin. Each case is different but when people have an agenda, to smear or seek financial gain, trouble looms.

  32. aarons444 says:
    August 9, 2018 at 11:35 am
    How bout that.

    A guy that didn’t destroy his phone…
    =============================
    Actually, two … Brett Favre as well.

    He had plenty of space in his pocket along with his cell phone because his wallet got lighter instead of a suspension based on mythical science.

  33. Idiot.

    You don’t write, email, text anything that you wouldn’t want to read about on the front page of your local paper – because you just might… If you do – you deserve what you get.

  34. factschecker says:
    August 9, 2018 at 10:58 am
    I feel like we all live inside the Jerry Springer show.

    That’s not a complement to how far we have fallen as a society. We have become a tabloid society.
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    What do you expect when a reality tv Star is your president

  35. The whole story stinks.. She had an OFFICE IN THE MEN’S BATHROOM?? I mean come on now…

  36. So if they both exchanged pictures and texts of a sexual nature why wasn’t she fired too?

  37. Heath Evans didn’t bring anything to NFL Network except a mouth full of too many teeth. Smell ya later, good riddance Chompers.

  38. Whoa! Clicking the link and scrolling to the allegations was pretty enlightening. Donovan McNabb, Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor, Eric Davis – wow!

  39. Evans – Number one rule don’t poop where you eat. Never ever date a gal or flirt with a gal you work with. Too much at stake these days and anything can get you in trouble. If you do decide to flirt and date- always always let her make the first move on the field of sexual relations.

  40. Wait, wasn’t he married with kids and praising his Lord savior Jesus Christ? So. Many. Hypocrites!

  41. Evans wasn’t worth much & isn’t missed, but it looks like he has a lot of points in his favor. If he was pics & mgs from her doing the same things then why isn’t she gone? And it seems fishy that she had all these work relationships with all these guys & they are wrong? And as many have said never ever ever fool around with someone at work? What’s the upside to doing so? In almost every case these stories are from work. And why would the NFL pay? Cause it’s cheaper to settle vs going to court & it saves them from some negative stories. Thank God a company I worked for & I were sued by a former gas station mgr & they agree to pay all my costs & fight it in court. It took the jury 8 minutes to find in our favor.

  42. “tylawspick6 says:
    August 9, 2018 at 10:48 am
    This Cantor gal sounds like a piece of work. General rule of thumb: Do not text any gal in the office anything, other than generic texts when flirting. And still, that’s not really recommended as you can see.
    Don’t crap where you work, basically. Stuff does happen,people meet at work, hook up after work after some drinks, etc, but there is a fine line there.
    Sounds like to me this gal was all over the network manuevering and flirting and the NFLN just wanted any part of this to disappear.”

    I can’t believe you said something I agree with.

  43. SparkyGump says:
    August 9, 2018 at 11:16 am
    If you have anything to lose, and I mean anything, just assume the object of your affection has nefarious ambitions until proven otherwise. Don’t take the bait and laugh off any flirtations…until proven otherwise. This applies to not only the NFL but all aspects of society. This, unfortunately, is the state of our society.

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    laugh off a womans flirtations? thats the quickest way to make them accuse you of something. if you act on it you get in trouble, if you dont they accuse you of something anyways and you get in trouble anyways.

  44. jonathankrobinson424 says:
    August 9, 2018 at 10:37 am
    Cell phones have really brought down the moral compass of thosands of people.

    nah, people have always been garbage, they’re just now recording their garbageness out of ego.

  45. Granted, they are both guilty, and she should be fired along with him. What I wonder is how do you clear your name after admitting that you exchanged “pictures of a sexual nature” with someone? It’s too late. Evans has the stain of scandal on him now, just like Favre and all the other dummies who have done this.

  46. @Joetoronto….So good to hear people like you still dwell on the clintons years after holding public office. greatest does seem to have that effect on folks.

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