• Warren Moon requests leave from Seahawks broadcast team after sexual harassment lawsuit

    By: The Associated Press , KIRO 7 Staff

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    UPDATE: The Seahawks have released the following statement regarding Warren Moon: 

    Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon has been accused of sexual harassment by an assistant for his sports marketing firm, according to a lawsuit filed in California.

    The civil lawsuit was filed on Monday in Orange County Superior Court. According to court documents, Wendy Haskell alleges Moon made "unwanted and unsolicited" sexual advances as part of her role as his assistant working for Sports 1 Marketing. Moon is the co-founder and president of the company. The Washington Post first reported on the lawsuit on Wednesday.

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    Moon, who is the Seahawks color commentator with play-by-play announcer and KIRO 7 anchor Steve Raible, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006. 

    Seahawks staff was aware of the lawsuit but had no additional comment.

    Moon was quarterback for the University of Washington, leading the team to the biggest upset in Apple Cup history as a freshman in 1975 and as a senior quarterbacking the 1978 Rose Bowl champion team under Don James – on a team that included former Seattle mayor Bruce Harrell.

    Moon played for the Edmonton Eskimos after the UW, then for the Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs. Moon played for the Seahawks from 1997-98 and joined the Seahawks broadcast team in 2004. 

    Moon was sued by a Vikings cheerleader in 1995 who said he offered her cash for sex. The case was settled out of court, according to the Post. Also in 1995, Moon was arrested in Texas after his wife told police he slapped and choked her in their mansion near Houston, the Post reported.

    He was later acquitted by a jury. Moon and his wife divorced in 2001.


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