NFL Network executive David Eaton resigns
NEW YORK (AP) NFL Network executive David Eaton has resigned amid complaints about a hostile work environment for female employees – and a history of sexually explicit conversations on Twitter.
As the vice president and executive editor of NFL Media, the 53-year-old Eaton was in charge of news operations at the television channel and NFL.com.
”Last night David Eaton tendered his resignation from NFL Media effective immediately,” the network said in a statement Wednesday.
Deadspin first reported Eaton’s Twitter history and resignation.
According to screen shots of his account reviewed by The New York Times, the newspaper said Eaton engaged in sexually explicit conversations with accounts that belonged to adult-film actresses, as well as accounts in which users identified themselves as prostitutes and paid escorts.
NFL Network suspended analysts Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor and Heath Evans last week, pending an investigation into claims of sexual harassment and assault made by a former wardrobe stylist. Eaton’s Twitter account was deleted a day later.