NFL Media Executive Resigns After Sex-Tweet Scandal
David Eaton reportedly engaged in hundreds of sexually explicit exchanges on Twitter.
David Eaton, VP and executive editor of NFL Media, has resigned. Recent reports claim that over the years, Eaton engaged in hundreds of sexually explicit exchanges on Twitter with porn stars and prostitutes. The league released a statement saying, “Last night, David Eaton tendered his resignation from NFL Media effective immediately.” Eaton joined the NFL in 2011 and oversaw news operations for the NFL Network and NFL.com. He was formally a bureau chief at ABC News in LA and Atlanta. His Twitter history was first reported by Deadspin, who said that on Dec. 12, the NFL exec deleted interactions on his Twitter account with several hundred adult-film stars, prostitutes and paid escorts, before deleting the account entirely. His exit comes after widespread allegations of sexual misconduct at the NFL Network. Last week, NFL Network suspended on-air analysts Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor and Heath Evans after former wardrobe stylist Jami Cantor alleged she was the target of multiple instances of sexual harassment and assault.
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