Heath Evans, a former NFL player and recently fired NFL Network analyst, released a statement on Twitter on Thursday defending himself against the sexual harassment allegations made against him.
Evans was one of several former NFL player-turned-NFL Network analysts named in a sexual harassment suit in December, 2017. According to the complaint, Evans “sent nude pictures of himself on at least two occasions,” “constantly propositioned Plaintiff to have sex with him,” and “made several sexually inappropriate comments to Plaintiff, such as, ‘you’re making me horny,’ and ‘needed to get in you deep and hard.'”
Evans, however, states that the claims that led to his eventual firing, which came on July 27th, are untrue. Evans believes he could have cleared his name, but NFL Network wanted to handle the claims:
“Because the allegations made against me are simply not true and because I can prove it, I immediately was prepared to clear my name. But, the Network strongly urged me not to. They asked me 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 and Cantor ‘exchanged mutual flirtations’
While Evans maintains that the accusations against him are unfounded, he did acknowledge he had previous contact with Cantor that was sexual in nature. Evans also says he and NFL Network knew of the allegations before they were made public in December.
“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. 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. In fact, she had texted me just 30 days prior (posted) to me learning that that I was included in the allegations. To say I was surprised is an understatement. I provided the Network with these texts, turned over my current and old cell phone and earnestly participated in their discovery process. After providing the NFL Network with the evidence, the Network kept me on the air and seemingly went to bat for me.”
People should use their big head over their little head. Especially while in the work place. I'll chalk this up to CTE, that seems to be the go to when something goes awry.