NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport suspended for two weeks

"I respect and understand the decision made by the network and am deeply sorry for my mistake.”

CHRIS DELMAS
The NFL Network building in Culver City, Calif. –Chris Delmas

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.”

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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.

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