The New York Times reported that Wiehl made sexual harassment allegations against Bill O'Reilly in early 2017 and received a million settlement from him.
Fox News was not a party to this settlement and regarded it as a personal issue between O'Reilly and Wiehl.
Although the ratings were very high for ESPN—Playmakers was the highest-rated show on the network other than its Sunday night NFL and Saturday college football games—ESPN eventually canceled the series under pressure from the National Football League, who disliked the portrayal of the negative aspects of its players' lives off the field.
The show followed the lives of various members of an ensemble cast who portray the players and personnel on a fictional American football team, the Cougars, in a fictional league (referred to in the series as "The League" The Cougars are 2–3 and it's six hours to kickoff. Linebacker Eric Olczyk can't get over his hit that paralyzed a player and Coach George is depending on a psychiatrist to get Olczyk's head back in the game.
At game time, it's unclear who will take the field.
From 1995 to 2001, she was a tenured law professor at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, where she ran the Trial Advocacy Program, which won several national awards during her tenure.