Chris Berman’s Harassment
A former makeup artist named Sue Baumann was employed by ESPN to help with the staff of their Sunday NFL Countdown show. It was during this time that she not only had an extra-marital affair with then co-host Cris Carter, but she allegedly began to receive advances — in the form of personal innuendo’s and suggestive text messages — from host Chris Berman. She filed a sexual harassment claim against the company, which was eventually settled in 2015. Earlier this year, it was announced that Berman (who has been with ESPN since 1979) would leave the network after the 2016 NFL season. Coincidence…?