NFL Network taking insider Ian Rapoport off air for two weeks over social media post

by 24USATVOct. 10, 2020, 6 a.m. 20
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Ian Rapoport is among the most plugged-in NFL reporters out there, but viewers of the NFL Network will not see the insider on air over the next two weeks.

Rapoport took to Twitter on Friday night to announce he would be off air until Oct. 22 due to a violation of NFL Network guidelines.

"Recently, I posted something to my social channels without clearance from NFL Network, which went against its guidelines. As a result, I will be off-air until October 22," Rapoport said in a statement.

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

The New York Post reports that Rapoport was suspended after he violated the network's guidelines when he posted an advertisement for the Manscaped Lawn Mower, which according to the company's website is a grooming product for "sensitive areas."

It's not immediately clear if Rapoport will continue to provide news updates via his popular Twitter account (he has 2.3 million followers) while he's off TV, or if his reporting will continue to be seen on NFL.com.

Regardless, he will not be seen on NFL Network across Weeks 5 and 6.

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