Lisa Guerrero said she had a miscarriage on ‘Monday Night Football’
Journalist Lisa Guerrero said she was reporting live on the sidelines of “Monday Night Football” in 2003 when she felt a sharp pain in her stomach mid-broadcast.
“When I felt the wetness between my legs, I thought, ‘Oh, I’ve got my period.'” “Then I remembered I was pregnant. I was having a miscarriage,” Guerrero wrote in an excerpt the people Retrieved from her upcoming memoir, “Warrior,” released Jan. 24.
Guerrero opened up about the “negativity and callousness” she experienced during her first season on the sidelines of MNF in her new book. But Guerrero said her experience was worse than anyone knew.
“I felt blood leaking. The officials’ bathroom was in the tunnel behind me,” Guerrero recalls, adding that she told her assistant she was going to the bathroom. “He looked at me like I was crazy.” They are about to throw you out. “
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Guerrero said she faced severe bullying from the audience, who criticized everything from her clothes to her posture, including her “MNF” executive producer Freddie Godelli. With that in mind, Guerrero said she continued her determination despite her medical emergency.
“I gave my live report. I was dizzy and nauseous but I reminded myself to stand up straight,” Guerrero recalled. “During our phone calls on Wednesday, Freddie was getting me out of a bad situation. The pain was excruciating. I heard myself mispronounce the player’s name and knew I was going to hear about him later. Once I was done, I raced to interview a coach, then headed to the bathroom.”
Guerrero’s full excerpt:
“As I sat on the toilet, I couldn’t believe the blood was spurting out of me. I soaked my pants. I shoved a bunch of paper towels into my underwear. It never occurred to me to tell anyone. It never did. To me I probably should have gone.” To the hospital or, at least, sit out the rest of the game. The only thought that came to 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. It was like I was on autopilot. Back to Margin. Meet the coach. Listen to Freddy’s directions.”
When the game was over, I was supposed to go to the production van to talk to Freddy. Instead, I headed to the plane. in the bathroom [on board]I changed my clothes and threw my underwear and panties in the trash. I looked in the mirror and did not recognize the pale, thin, frightened and very tired woman who stared at me again.
In an interview with People, Guerrero said her miscarriage was not caused by one person or one negative comment. “It was the culmination of a whole season of negativity and cruelty. It was really cruel,” she said. But these reasons contributed to her decision not to share her miscarriage publicly.
“The people who knew what was going on with Freddie and who read about how I was treated in the media actually looked at me with such pity,” Guerrero said. “I was a shell of myself. And I felt so ashamed and embarrassed that the last thing I was going to say was, ‘Oh, and by the way, I just had a miscarriage.'” Most of my close friends will learn about it by reading the book.
in a statement to New York PostGudelli said Guerrero’s “memory of that season and mine is completely different”.
“I’ve always tried to be Lisa’s biggest advocate, starting from the moment I hired her,” he told The Post. “This is the first time I’ve learned about her pregnancy, and I’m sorry she struggled through that difficult time without the full support of the team around her.”