ESPN cuts ties with Donovan McNabb after sexual harassment claims

ESPN said that as of Friday contributors Donovan McNabb and Eric Davis are no longer with the network, a spokesman confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

The former pro players turned NFL Network personalities were both accused of sexual harassment by an Network wardrobe stylist from their time there. 

The NFL Network suspended Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor and Heath Evans over the same claims on Dec. 11. 

Wardrobe stylist Jami Cantor filed a suit against NFL Enterprises in Los Angeles Superior Court in October. Also named in the suit was former NFL Network exec Eric Weinberger, the current head of Bill Simmons' media group The Ringer. Weinberger is on leave indefinitely. 

High-profile men accused of sexual harassment, assault and misconduct
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High-profile men accused of sexual harassment, assault and misconduct

Movie producer Harvey Weinstein is accused of sexually assaulting or harassing dozens of women, including a number of well-known celebrities, over the past several decades.

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Matt Lauer was fired from 'Today' after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct that allegedly included giving a co-worker a sex toy and dropping his pants in front of a female employee in his office.

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Actor Jeffrey Tambor has been accused of sexual assault by two women from the Amazon series, "Transparent."  

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Eleven women have come forward accusing President Donald Trump of unwanted touching or kissing. Trump has called the sexual harassment claims 'fake news.'

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 CBS Corp CEO Leslie Moonves resigned from the company, the company said on Sunday, amid allegations of sexual assault and harassment.

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Sen. Al Franken is accused of kissing and groping a woman without her consent during a United Service Organizations (USO) tour in 2006.

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Director Woody Allen has been accused of sexual assault by his daughter, Dylan Farrow. She says she experienced inappropriate behavior by her adoptive father on several occasions.

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Hundreds of women accused longtime Hollywood writer and director James Toback of sexual harassment.


Comedian Louis C.K. has been accused of forcing women to watch him masturbate, according to the New York Times.

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Director Bret Ratner has been accused of sexual harassment by several women, including actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge.

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Actor Anthony Rapp accused Kevin Spacey of making a sexual advance towards him when he was 14 years old.

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Roger Ailes, the former president of Fox News Channel, was accused of sexually harassing former anchor Gretchen Carlson and several other women from the network.

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Several women accused TV host Charlie Rose of sexual misconduct, including groping and lewd phone calls.

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Bill Cosby has faced sexual assault allegations from about 60 women, including several women who claim he drugged them.

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Four women, including several that were also fellow Scientologists, have accused actor Danny Masterson of sexual assault, according to HuffPost.

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Mark Schwahn, the former "One Tree Hill" showrunner, was accused of sexual harassment by a large number of the show's cast and crew.

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Roy Moore faced multiple allegations of sexual misconduct with underaged girls.

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Bill Clinton faced numerous allegations of sexual assault and misconduct while he was president of the United States, with accusers including Juanita Broaddrick, who accused him of rape, Kathleen Willey who said he groped her and Paula Jones who said he exposed himself to her without consent.

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Actor Casey Affleck settled lawsuits out of court wth two women who accused him of sexual harassment.  

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Bill O'Reilly has reportedly made numerous settlements with women who accused him of sexual harassment.

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Anthony Weiner, a former Democratic congressman was sentenced to 21 months in prison in September 2017 after pleading guilty to sexting a teenage girl.


Veteran journalist Mark Halperin has been accused of sexually harassing women while he worked at ABC News.

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Singer R. Kelly is accused of holding women against their will in houses in Illinois and Georgia in a reported 'sex cult.'

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Former Fox Host Eric Bolling was accused of sending unsolicited lewd text messages to female colleagues.

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Director Roman Polanski fled the US after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. Several other women have also come forward to accuse him of sexual assault.

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Chef John Besh stepped down from the company he founded after female employees reported facing sexual harassment there. 

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Photographer Terry Richardson was labeled the 'Harvey Weinstein of Fashion' by the Sunday Times amid widespread accusations of sexual harassment by models.

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Singer Kesha accused Lukasz Gottwald aka Dr. Luke of drugging and sexually assaulting her on multiple occasions.

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Former champion boxer Mike Tyson was convicted of raping a Miss Black America contestant in 1992. 

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Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has been accused of sexual abuse by dozens of his former patients and athletes.


Music mogul L.A. Reid left his position as Epic Records CEO/Chairman in 2017 amid harassment claims by a female assistant.

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Amazon Studios chief Roy Price resigned following reports that he harassed a producer and ignored an actress' allegation of sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein.

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Several women have accused former President George H.W. Bush of groping them during photo ops.

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Chris Savino (right), creator of  'The Loud House' was suspended by Nickelodeon after being accused of making unwanted advances toward multiple women.

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Actor Steven Seagal was accused of sexual misconduct by Inside Edition's chief investigative correspondent Lisa Guerrero.

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Michael Oreskes, senior vice president of news and editorial director of National Public Radio, was accused of inappropriate conduct with two women in 1990s.

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Dustin Hoffman was accused of sexually harassing a production assistant when he was 48 and she was a high school senior.

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Jeremy Piven was accused by actress Ariane Bellamar of groping her on two separate occasions. Piven 'unequivocally' denied the allegations.

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Ben Affleck apologized for acting 'inappropriately' towards Hilarie Burton during an appearance on MTV's "Total Request Live" in 2003.

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Aziz Ansari was accused of sexual misconduct by a woman he went on a date with.

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Andy Dick was accused of sexual harassment and misconduct on set, including groping people’s genitals, unwanted kissing/licking and sexual propositions.

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Rep. Ruben Kihuen, (D) Nevada, was accused of making repeated, unwanted propositions for dates and sex to a woman that once worked on his campaign.

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Actor Ed Westwick was accused by actress Kristina Cohen of raping her in his home.

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David Guillod, producer of 'Atomic Blonde,' is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting several woman.

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Andrew Kreisberg, the showrunner for "Supergirl," was suspended in November 2017 amid numerous sexual harassment allegations by members of his staff.

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Actor Tom Sizemore was reportedly told to leave a film set in 2003 after an 11-year-old actress told her mother that he had touched her genitals.

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Steve Jurvetson left his own venture capital firm after allegations of sexual harassment

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A former model accused George Takei of sexually assaulting him 36 years ago.

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Olympic gold medalist Hope Solo accused former FIFA president Sepp Blatter of sexually assaulted her at an award ceremony in 2013.

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A former writer for 'Mad Men' said the show's creator Matthew Weiner told her that she owed it to him to let him see her naked.

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Ron Jeremy has been accused of sexually assaulting more than a dozen women and the allegations span more than 30 years.

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Multiple women accused producer Adam Fields of touching them inappropriately and sexually propositioning them.

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Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) has been accused of unwanted sexual advances by former staffers.

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John Lasseter, the head of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, was accused of crossing the line with employees, including unwanted hugs.

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Singer Nick Carter was accused of rape by a former member of the all-girl teen band Dream, Melissa Schuman.

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A singer accused billionaire Richard Branson of sexual assault during an event as his Necker Island in the Caribbean. Branson says he has no recollection of the matter.

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Talent agent Adam Venit is accused of grabbing actor Terry Crews' genitals.

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Jeordie White (aka Twiggy Ramirez), Marilyn Manson former longtime bassist, was accused of rape by singer Jessicka Addams.

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Lockhart Steele, Vox Media's editorial director was fired after a former employee accused him of sexual harassment.

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Producer Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein's brother, has also been accused of sexual harassment. 

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Jesse Lacey of  the band, Brand New, was accused of sexual misconduct, including soliciting nude photos from a teen girl in the past.

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Senior Correspondent for E! News Ken Baker California was accused of sexual harassment by two women.

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American film director Oliver Stone was accused of groping model and actress Carrie Stevens in the 1990s.

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Reporter Glenn Thrush was suspended by the New York Times after several women accused him of acting inappropriately when they were young journalists.

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Veteran radio host Garrison Keillor was fired by Minnesota Public Radio following claim of improper behavior.

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CNN producer Teddy Davis was fired after multiple accusations of harassment.

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Producer Russell Simmons stepped down from his companies following sexual assault and harassment accusations from two women.

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Longtime conductor James Levine was suspended by New York's Metropolitan Opera after sexual abuse claims.

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Dylan Howard, editor in chief of the National Enquirer, was accused of sexual misconduct by several former employees, including forcing them to watch porn and openly discussing his sexual partners.

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"X-Men" director Bryan Singer was accused of raping a 17-year-old boy on a yacht in a lawsuit filed in December.

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Harold Ford, Jr.

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Chef Mario Batali has been accused by multiple women of "inappropriate touching in a pattern of behavior that spans at least two decades."

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PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley's show was suspended amid misconduct allegations made against him.

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Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was fired from his job as an ESPN contributor amid accusations of sexual harassment by a wardrobe stylist at the network.

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Sen. Jeff Klein (D-New York), was accused of forcibly kissing a former female staffer back in 2015. 

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Ross Levinsohn, Los Angeles Times CEO and publisher, has reportedly been a defendant in two sexual harassment lawsuits and would rate the "hotness" of his female colleagues, according to a report by NPR.

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A woman accused magician David Copperfield of drugging, sexually assaulting her when she was teen model in the 80s, according to The Wrap.

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James Franco was accused by several women of sexually inappropriate behavior. He was also criticized for wearing a "Time's Up" pin to the Golden Globes hours before the accusations against him surfaced.

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Barry Lubin, also known as Grandma the clown, resigned from Big Apple Circus after admitting to pressuring a 16-year-old girl into posing for pornographic photos in 2004.

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Arizona Wildcats head football coach Rich Rodriguez was fired amid troubling off-field allegations. His former administrative assistant says Rodriguez inappropriately grabbed and touched her. 

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President Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was accused of sexual assault by pro-Trump singer Joy Villa. She claims he hit her on the buttocks during an event at Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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Steve Wynn, Chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts, has been accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of peple. The Wall Street Journal the casino mogul regularly pressured employees to perform sex acts.

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Music exec and 'The Four' judge Charlie Walk was accused of sexual harassment by a former employee. Life Lab founder Tristan Coopersmith penned an open letter about Walk in January claiming he sent her lewd comment and cornered her in the bedroom he shared with his wife.

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Several women filed sexual harassment complaints against Humane Society CEO Wayne Pacelle, according to the Washington Post.

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Actor Scott Baio, was accused of molesting is former 'Charles in Charge' co-star Nicole Eggert when she was a minor.

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Paris Dennard, GOP commentator

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Ryan Adams performs at the Marriott Rewards and Universal Music Present Music is Universal during the South by Southwest Music Festival at JW Marriott Austin on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP)

McNabb, known best for his time with the Philadelphia Eagles, appeared on First Take and also participated on ESPN Radio. Davis co-hosted an ESPN L.A. Radio show.

Cantor's suit alleges Faulk groped her breasts and behind and asked her "invasive questions" about her sex life. Weinberger is accused of sending Cantor sexually explicit texts and nude pictures of himself, and that he also pressed his crotch against her shoulder and told her to touch it.

Taylor is accused of sending Cantor sexually inappropriate pictures of himself and video of himself masturbating in the shower. The complaint also says McNabb sent Cantor sexually explicit text messages. Davis is accused by Cantor of rubbing his body against her and also engaging in lewd talk. 

Donovan McNabb through the years
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Donovan McNabb through the years
Coll. Football: Closeup portrait of Syracuse QB Donovan McNabb #5 alone, screaming during game. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Syracuse University quarterback Donovan McNabb poses with NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue after McNabb was selected as the second overall pick by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1999 NFL draft in New York, April 17. University of Kentucky quarterback Tim Couch was selected first by the Cleveland Browns. MS
Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback Donovan McNabb cues up a pass against the Dallas Cowboys, during the fourth quarter in Philadelphia, November 5, 2000. The Eagles defeated the Cowboys 16-13 in overtime. TMS/MMR
11 Nov 1995: Donovan McNabb #5 of the Syracuse Orangemen passes the ball during a game against the Pittsburgh Panthers at the Pitt Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Orangeman defeated the Panthers 42-10.
17 Apr 1999: From (L) to (R); Tim Couch, Daunte Culpepper, Donovan McNabb, Paul Tagliabue, Cade McNown, Akili Smith and Ricky Williams pose for the camera during the NFL Draft at the Madison Square Garden in New York, New York.
28 Nov 1999: Donovan McNabb #5 of the Philadelphia Eagles scrambles with the ball during a game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field in Washington, D.C. The Redskins defeated the Eagles 20-17. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Squire /Allsport
PHILADELPHIA - JANUARY 18: Quarterback Donovan McNabb #5 of the Philadelphia Eagles during warm-ups before the start of the NFC Championship game against the Carolina Panthers on January 18, 2004 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - APRIL 30: (L-R) NFL Quarterbacks Donovan McNabb and Tom Brady, whose teams met in the most recent Superbowl, share a laugh at the White House Correspondents dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel April 30, 2005 in Washington D.C. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb participates in an NFC squad practice for the 2005 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium, Honolulu February 10, 2005. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
The Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback Donovan McNabb (5) signals a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens in the first half of their preseason game on Thursday, August 17, 2006. (Photo by George Bridges/MCT/MCT via Getty Images)
CANTON, OH - AUGUST 6: Bobby Hamilton #98 of the Oakland Raiders talks with quarterback Donovan McNabb #5 of the Philadelphia Eagles after the AFC-NFC Pro Football Hall of Fame Game at Fawcett Stadium on August 6, 2006 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 21: Quarterback Donovan McNabb #5 and running back Brian Westbrook #36 of the Philadelphia Eagles walk through the tunnel before the game against the Chicago Bears on October 21, 2007 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Bears won 19-16. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 14: Quarterback Donovan McNabb #5 of the Philadelphia Eagles throws a pass during the game against the New York Jets at Giants Stadium October 14, 2007 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Eagles won 16-9. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 04: Donovan McNabb #5 of the Philadelphia Eagles shakes hands with Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips after their game on November 4, 2007 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 11: Donovan McNabb #5 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates with teammates after taking the lead against the Washington Redskins November 11, 2007 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 15: Quarterback Donovan McNabb #5 of the Philadelphia Eagles laughs with a teammate during warm-ups before a game against the Cleveland Browns on December 15, 2008 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles won 30-10. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 29: Quarterback Donovan McNabb #5 of the Philadelphia Eagles throws a pass during a game against the Washington Redskins on November 29, 2009 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles won 27-24. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
DETROIT - OCTOBER 31: Donovan McNabb #5 of the Washington Redskins looks on against the Detroit Lions during the game at Ford Field on October 31, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Redskins 37-25. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 10: Donovan McNabb #5 of the Washington Redskins tries to avoid running into lineman Kory Lichtensteiger #78 during the game against the Green Bay Packers at FedEx Field on October 10, 2010 in Landover, Maryland. The Redskins won 16-13. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 13: Quarterback Donovan McNabb #5 of the Minnesota Vikings against the Tennessee Titans during a preseason game at LP Field on August 13, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. Tennessee defeated Minnestoa, 14-3. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 13: Quarterback Donovan McNabb #5 and Jim Kleinsasser #40 of the Minnesota Vikings against the Tennessee Titans during a preseason game at LP Field on August 13, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. Tennessee defeated Minnestoa, 14-3. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Donovan McNabb would have to rework his contract. (Post)
SEATTLE - AUGUST 20: Quarterback Donovan McNabb #5 of the Minnesota Vikings smiles on the bench near the end of the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on August 20, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. The Vikings defeated the Seahawks 20-7. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 19: Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb looks on from the field prior to the game between the Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs at Lincoln Financial Field on September 19, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. McNabb will have his jersey retired at halftime of the game. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: (L-R) Ryan Lochte and Donovan McNabb attend the 2013 Celebrity Kickball Game in Times Square on April 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rommel Demano/FilmMagic)
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 04: (L-R) Former NFL player Kurt Warner, author Brenda Warner and former NFL player Donovan McNabb attend the 13th Annual ESPN The Party on February 3, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for ESPN)
FONTANA, CA - MARCH 23: Clint Bowyer (right), driver of the #15 PEAK Toyota, and Donovan McNabb, former NFL quarterback, pose for a photo opportunity prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 23, 2014 in Fontana, California. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

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