Former NFL Network reporter says a hiring manager asked during her interview if she planned on 'getting knocked up immediately like the rest of them'

  • Former NFL Network reporter Lindsay McCormick said she encountered sexism while at the network.
  • McCormick said a hiring manager asked her if she "planned on getting knocked up immediately like the rest of them."
  • McCormick's comments come after a former NFL Network employee accused several former and current NFL Network employees of sexual misconduct.


Lindsay McCormick, a former NFL Network reporter who has also worked for ESPN and NBC, said in an Instagram post that she encountered sexism while interviewing for a position at the NFL Network.

McCormick's comment came after a lawsuit was filed accusing several current and former NFL Network employees of sexual harassment and assault.

McCormick said that while being interviewed, the head of hiring talent asked her, "Do you plan on getting knocked up immediately like the rest of them?"

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: TV personality Lindsay McCormick attends the Neutrogena Hydro Boost + MyHabit With OK!TV Oscars Viewing Party on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Amazon)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - OCTOBER 20: (L-R) Lindsay McCormick, Kelly Presley and Laura Lane attend POP: The Genius of Andy Warhol book Launch at Tony Shafrazi Gallery on October 20, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by JOE SCHILDHORN/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 01: ESPN correspondent Lindsay McCormick attends the 2nd annual A.E.R. Walk With Style Fashion Gala at 320 Studios on April 1, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Eshelman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: TV personality Lindsay McCormick attends the IVANAhelsinki Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Killian/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08: Lindsay McCormick poses with Jason Hoffman of Ali and Kris at the Reality Runway By Ali And Kris at the Ali and Kris Showroom on May 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 21: Sports reporter Lindsay McCormick attends the 17th Annual CAST From Slavery to Freedom Gala at the Skirball Cultural Center on May 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
CENTURY CITY, CA - MAY 31: Sports broadcaster Lindsay McCormick attends the Cedars-Sinai Sports Spectacular at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on May 31, 2015 in Century City, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Sports Broadcaster Lindsay McCormick attends Putting For Pups Golf Tournament And Gala Brookside Golf Club on September 13, 2015 in Pasadena, California.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 20: Sports broadcaster Lindsay McCormick arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere Of Focus Features' 'Suffragette' at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on October 20, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: Actor Carson Nicely and sportscaster Lindsay McCormick attend the Pia Gladys Perey Spring/Summer 2016 Fashion Show at Sofitel Hotel on October 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Pia Gladys Perey)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Sports broadcaster Lindsay McCormick attends the Fallout 4 video game launch event in downtown Los Angeles on November 5, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Bethesda)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 03: Lindsay McCormick attends the The Game Awards 2015 at Microsoft Theater on December 3, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 07: Lindsay McCormick attends the 7th Annual Unbridled Eve Derby prelude party at The London West Hollywood on January 7, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 05: Sports Broadcaster/TV Host Lindsay McCormick attends the 57th Annual Genii Awards at Skirball Cultural Center on May 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 14: TV personality/sports broadcaster Lindsay McCormick attends Matt Leinart Foundation's 10th Annual Celebrity Bowl For Charity at Lucky Strike Lanes on July 14, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 09: Sports broadcaster Lindsay McCormick arrives at the Premiere of HBO and NFL Films 'Hard Knocks: Training Camp With The Los Angeles Rams' at Regal LA Live Stadium 14 on August 9, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 06: Lindsay McCormick and Shemar Moore attend the Premiere Of Viva Pictures' 'The Bounce Back' at TCL Chinese Theatre on December 6, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images,)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Actress Lindsay McCormick arrives at Together1Heart Presents 'Beyond The Veil' on December 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 04: (L-R) Sports broadcaster Lindsay McCormick and sports agent/event host Leigh Steinberg attend the 30th Annual Leigh Steinberg Super Bowl Party on February 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Leigh Steinberg)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 08: Lindsay McCormick attends the Susan G. Komen LA presents 'Babes For Boobs' Live Bachelor Auction (#BABESFORBOOBS) at El Rey Theatre on June 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 11: Lindsay McCormick attends the 2017 Playmakers Party at Viva Hollywood on July 11, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images,)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 28: Actress Lindsay McCormick attends the 2017 Los Angeles Builders Ball at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on September 28, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/WireImage)
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McCormick said she had not shared the information for "too long" and came out in defense of other female reporters working in a "man's world."

Here is the full comment:

"I've been quiet about this for too long. In my last interview with NFL Network a few years ago, the head of hiring talent said to me, 'If we hire you, do you plan on getting knocked up immediately like the rest of them?' 'Them' as in badass working women who deserve to have a family life as well? 'Them' as the women who work their tails off to be taken seriously in a man's world? Or 'them' who bring you a new audience and a tremendous amount of viewership? Because while I don't plan on 'getting knocked up,' I do plan on being like the rest of those brilliant women that our future daughters will one day look up to and see you can have it all. Kudos to NFL Network for eventually removing this man from his position and for the actions they've taken this week."

The lawsuit revealed on Tuesday was by Jami Cantor, a former stylist at NFL Network, and it accused Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor, Heath Evans, Donovan McNabb, Eric Davis, and Eric Weinberger. McNabb and Davis are now contributors for ESPN while Weinberger is president of The Bill Simmons Media Company. All were suspended or placed on leave following the lawsuit.

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