Heath Evans strongly believes the NFL did him wrong after he was accused of sexual harassment by a former fellow NFL Network employee and he isn’t staying silent any longer.
The former Auburn Tigers, who went on to an NFL career, had been working as an analyst for the NFL Network for seven years before being let go over the offseason following accusations that he harassed a female employee of the NFL Network. Evans was not the only employee accused of harassment in this case as former players turned analyst Marshall Faulk and Ike Taylor, as well as network executive Eric Weinberger have all been accused of wrongdoing in this situation.
Evans released some information to fight the narrative that he did anything that should have led to his dismissal from the network. Following his messages, which are all posted below, the NFL Network statement has released a statement:
“Heath’s employment was terminated as a result of his own misconduct — which he freely admitted to on Twitter today. Before severing its relationship with Heath, the NFL carefully considered all of the circumstances, including the information that Heath provided. In the end, the NFL concluded that his conduct was not acceptable in our workplace and we stand by our decision to terminate his employment.”
Here is the first of Evans messages in response to his firing:
“My silence is over! Attached to these next few tweets is my first public statement since being falsely accused of sexual harassment 8 months ago. PLEASE READ.”
Evans also added this comment to put the following text messages in better context.
“NOTE: For Clarity, on the text message screenshots, the frown emoji was sent b/c I forgot to call back. I responded with a voice text b/c I was driving. I also forgot to respond after her last response on 9/30/2017.”
Evans later issued this statement:
— Heath Evans (@HeathEvans44) August 9, 2018