NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport has been suspended two weeks for posting an ad on social media for a men’s grooming product without permission from the network.
Rapoport, a former Boston Herald reporter who has been an NFL Network “insider” since 2012, posted on Twitter Friday night that he would be off the air for two weeks.
"Recently I posted something in my social channels without clearance from NFL Network, which went against its guidelines,'' wrote Rapoport. “As a result, I will be off air until Oct. 22. I respect and understand the decision made by the network and am deeply sorry for my mistake.”
The ad, as first reported by the New York Post, was for a product called the Manscaped Lawnmower electric trimmer. Tampa Bay Buccaneers and former Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is a pitchman for the product.
An NFL Network spokesperson declined comment.