Front Office Sports is reporting that, according to sources, the NFL Network has severed ties with analyst Willie McGinest as a result of his legal troubles.
The 51-year-old is being sued for assaulting another individual at a restaurant in West Hollywood late last year.
McGinest, a two-time Pro Bowler who won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots, is facing two felony charges and could possibly be sentenced to eight years in prison after turning himself in to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on December 19 in the wake of the incident on December 9.
The NFL Network had taken the former linebacker off the air, suspending him amid the investigations. They are now reported to be parting ways with the analyst on what should be a permanent basis.
“I feel horrible for my actions and take full responsibility,” McGinest wrote as part of an apology in December. “To my colleagues at the NFL Network and those I work closely with as an advisor to professional and community-based organizations, please know I am embarrassed and regret what occurred.”
McGinest follows Jim Trotter, Rachel Bonnetta, and Mike Giardi out the door as the latest big name to leave said network. He could not be reached for comment, while the network has declined to say anything on the matter.
His departure comes at a time when NFL Media is making cuts across the board. Trotter’s contract has not been renewed while Bonnetta and Giardi are both being bought out of their deals.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.