‘Monday Night Football’ Alum Had Miscarriage On Live TV

NFL gamers generally threat severe harm on the taking part in area ― and so did former sideline reporter Lisa Guerrero.

The present “Inside Edition” investigative journalist revealed in her new memoir, “Warrior,” that she as soon as skilled a miscarriage whereas overlaying a sport on stay TV, in line with Folks.

Again in 2003, Guerrero labored the sidelines on “Monday Night Football” for one season. It was a traumatic time, she wrote, partially as a result of she needed to cope with what she calls an “ugly misogyny running rampant through sports radio airwaves — and I was their perfect target.”

Guerrero mentioned she was attacked for her garments, her lengthy hair and even for carrying pink nail polish. Including to the problem, she found the explanation she hadn’t had a interval since beginning the “MNF” job wasn’t due to stress — she was pregnant.

Guerrero mentioned that she and her then-husband, Scott Erickson, had agreed years earlier than they didn’t need kids, however admits “fantasizing” about what their youngster may seem like.

However one evening whereas working a sport, she mentioned “felt a dampness” between her legs. At first, she thought she had simply gotten her interval earlier than remembering she was pregnant.

“Monday Night Football” sideline reporter Lisa Guerrero interviews Professional Football Corridor of Famer Marcus Allen in the course of the Corridor of Fame sport between the Inexperienced Bay Packers and the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs at Fawcett Stadium on Aug. 4, 2003, in Canton, Ohio.

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“I was having a miscarriage! I could feel blood leaking,” she wrote within the guide.

Guerrero instructed her assistant she was going to the toilet and he instructed her, “They’re about to throw to you.” After she delivered the stay report, she was dizzy and nauseated “but reminded myself to stand up straight.” The ache was excruciating, she mentioned.

“I heard myself mispronounce a player’s name and knew I’d hear about it later,” Guerrero mentioned. “As soon as I finished, I raced off to interview a coach. Then I headed to the bathroom. As I sat on the toilet, 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 admitted that it by no means occurred to her to inform somebody she was having a medical emergency or that she ought to have gone to a hospital as an alternative of doing the sport.

“The only thought that crossed my mind was that I could get through the rest of the game as long as I buttoned up my long winter coat. That way, no one would see the blood,” she mentioned.

Guerrero attends the 49th Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Convention Center on June 24, 2022, in Pasadena, California.
Guerrero attends the forty ninth Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Conference Heart on June 24, 2022, in Pasadena, California.

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After the sport, Guerrero determined not to return to the manufacturing truck to speak to producers.

“Instead, I headed to the plane. In the bathroom [on board], I changed clothes, and dumped my underwear and pants in the garbage can,” she mentioned. “I looked into the mirror and didn’t recognize the pale, gaunt, scared, and so very tired woman who stared back at me.”

Guerrero confronted a whole lot of flak when she started at “Monday Night Football,” with commentator Keith Olbermann suggesting on the time that announcers John Madden and Al Michaels resign in protest of her hiring.

“I was terrified,” Guerrero instructed the New York Put up in 2021. “People at home probably looked at it as, ‘She’s scared of the job. She’s intimidated by “Monday Night Football.”’ I wasn’t afraid of the job. I used to be afraid of [executive producer Fred Gaudelli]. I used to be afraid of him screaming at me after each sport and in the course of the sport. I cried each sport. It was terrible.”

“Warrior” hits shops Jan. 23.