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Warren Moon requests leave of absence from Seahawks radio broadcast

Warren Moon requests leave of absence from Seahawks radio broadcast

The Hall of Fame quarterback has been working as a color commentator for the Seahawks radio network, but has requested a leave of absence.

The lawsuit also alleges that Moon grabbed Haskell's crotch while she was sleeping during a business trip in Seattle. She also accused Moon of drugging a drink of hers during an October trip to Mexico.

Moon is the president of Sports 1 Marketing, a company the he co-founded in 2010. The team when reached by the Seattle Times on Wednesday afternoon had no immediate comment. Haskell claims she was subjected to unwanted and unsolicited sexual advances.

Haskell claims that she was hired to be Moon's executive assistant in July, but was demoted in October after she complained about Moon's sexual advances.

Moon played 17 seasons in the National Football League, playing for the Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, Kansas City and Houston Oilers.

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Undrafted out of Washington in 1978, Moon played for the Oilers, Vikings, Seahawks and Chiefs and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006.

Once named NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year, Moon's reputation has since taken a major hit. The case was settled out of court days later. During the trial, Felicia Moon testified that she initiated the incident and her wounds were a result of trying to restrain her husband. After Moon was arrested, he called his reaction to their argument a "tremendous mistake". He reconciled with his wife, who declined to press charges. Though his wife never ended up pressing charges, he was charged with assault but acquitted by the jury after Felicia claimed she started the fight. The couple divorced in 2001. Haskell alleged that if she did not comply with Moon's demands to only wear "skimpy thong lingerie bottoms", he became aggressive even to the extent of pulling her shorts down.

Haskell's attorney, Diana L. Fitzgerald, told the Washington Post that her client didn't report anything to police at the time because she was probably "scared".

The report also mentioned that this is not the first time the former quarterback has been accused of something like this as he was sued by a Vikings cheerleader for sexual harassment back in 1995 after she accused him of offering to give her cash in exchange for sex. "She had no idea that her job duties were going to involve that kind of perverse protocol".