Lisa Guerrero says her one season as a press reporter for “Monday Night Football” was outright hell … exposing things got so bad at the gig, she really suffered a miscarriage while on the sidelines during a game.
The 58-year-old, who took control of the ‘MNF’ function from Melissa Stark in the 2003 NFL season, discussed the terrible scenario in her brand-new book, Warrior: My Path to Being Brave.
She stated from the day she initially got the task, she dealt with unreasonable ridicule and criticism from males in the sports world … especially from her ‘MNF’ manager, executive manufacturer Freddie Gaudelli.
Guerrero declared in the narrative Gaudelli slammed her work frequently … and it, integrated with the misogynistic trolling she got frequently from audiences, provided her such tension, she had really thought about passing away by suicide.
Guerrero — who had actually gotten pregnant with her fiancé, previous MLB pitcher Scott Erickson, during the season — says the mountain of pressure ultimately capped late in the year … when she suffered a miscarriage while on the task.
In the book, according to an excerpt acquired by PEOPLE, the previous “Best Damn Sports Show Period” host stated she was doing her reports from the sideline, when suddenly, she felt extreme discomfort in her abdominal area. Moments later on, she stated, “I could feel blood leaking.”
Guerrero stated she wished to bolt to the restroom, however needed to do a live shot initially. She stated she felt “dizzy and nauseated” during the hit. Eventually, she made her way to the restroom.
“As I sat on the toilet,” Guerrero stated, “I couldn’t believe the blood pouring out of me. It had soaked through my pants. I shoved a bunch of paper towels in my underwear.”
Guerrero stated she didn’t tell anybody about the episode, and finished her work for the night, before heading to the airport.
“I don’t blame one person for this,” stated Guerrero, who was fired from ‘MNF’ following the ’03 season. “The miscarriage wasn’t because of Freddie, and it wasn’t because of one radio talk show host or one bad column. It was a culmination of the entire season of negativity and cruelty. It was really cruel.”
She included that she’s now hoping her story can prevent trolling and bullying moving on.
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