Steve Phillips Fired By ESPN

An article by posted on October 25, 2009

Baseball analyst Steve Phillips has been fired by ESPN days after the former Mets general manager admitted to having an affair with a production assistant. Phillips’ admitted to his relationship with 22-year-old Brooke Hundley which led to his wife filing for divorce.

This wasn’t the first time as most of you already know. In 1998, Phillips admitted having sex with a Mets employee, who sued for sexual harassment.

ESPN released a short statement.

“Steve Phillips is no longer working for ESPN,” network spokesman Josh Krulewitz said in a statement. “His ability to be an effective representative for ESPN has been significantly and irreparably damaged, and it became evident it was time to part ways.”

Hopefully this puts an end to seeing Phillips in any other significant role in baseball or the media. He has shamed thousands in his career by abusing his position to seduce younger subordinates, even at the risk of jeopardizing his own children.

According to a police report filed in Connecticut, the production assistant began calling Phillips’ wife, Marni, after he broke off the affair and sent her a letter graphically describing their relationship. She also contacted Phillips’ 16-year-old son through his Facebook account, according to the police report.

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