Lisa Guerrero says her one season as a reporter for “Monday Evening Soccer” was absolute hell … revealing issues bought so dangerous on the gig, she truly suffered a miscarriage whereas on the sidelines throughout a sport.
The 58-year-old, who took over the ‘MNF’ position from Melissa Stark within the 2003 NFL season, defined the horrifying scenario in her new ebook, Warrior: My Path to Being Brave.
She mentioned from the day she first bought the job, she confronted unfair ridicule and criticism from males within the sports activities world … notably from her ‘MNF’ boss, government producer Freddie Gaudelli.
Guerrero claimed within the memoir Gaudelli criticized her work typically … and it, mixed with the misogynistic trolling she obtained usually from viewers, gave her such stress, she had truly thought-about dying by suicide.
Guerrero — who had gotten pregnant along with her fiancé, former MLB pitcher Scott Erickson, throughout the season — says the mountain of stress ultimately got here to a head late within the yr … when she suffered a miscarriage whereas on the job.
Within the ebook, in line with an excerpt obtained by PEOPLE, the previous “Finest Rattling Sports activities Present Interval” host mentioned she was doing her experiences from the sideline, when abruptly, she felt intense ache in her stomach. Moments later, she mentioned, “I might really feel blood leaking.”
Guerrero mentioned she needed to bolt to the toilet, however needed to do a reside shot first. She mentioned she felt “dizzy and nauseated” throughout the hit. Finally, she made her method to the restroom.
“As I sat on the bathroom,” Guerrero mentioned, “I could not consider the blood pouring out of me. It had soaked by means of my pants. I shoved a bunch of paper towels in my underwear.”
Guerrero mentioned she did not inform anyone in regards to the episode, and completed her work for the night time, earlier than heading to the airport.
“I do not blame one particular person for this,” mentioned Guerrero, who was fired from ‘MNF’ following the ’03 season. “The miscarriage wasn’t due to Freddie, and it wasn’t due to one radio discuss present host or one dangerous column. It was a end result of all the season of negativity and cruelty. It was actually merciless.”
She added that she’s now hoping her story can deter bullying and trolling transferring ahead.
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