ESPN’s Steve Phillips Fired After Fling With Intern Brooke Hundley: Photo
Steve Phillips has struck out with ESPN.
The baseball commentator – who appeared on the network’s flagship Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN and Sportsnet in Canada – has been let go by the sports network with a female staff member.
Zap2It.com says Phillips has checked into a rehab facility to “sort out his personal life.”
ESPN released a statement, revealing that the former New York Mets general manager “is no longer working for ESPN.”
“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,” the statement said in part.
The canning comes a few days after it was revealed Phillips – who is married, with four children – was having an affair with 22-year-old production assistant Brooke Hundley. The two had a fling during the summer, Phillips admitted, but claimed that the relationship was over.
Things got so bad that Hundley harassed the former GM’s wife and posed as a friend of the family to get information on them; Phillips filed a police report about the harassment.
A spokesman for Phillips says that he is “voluntarily admitting himself to an inpatient treatment facility to address his personal issues, and informed ESPN of his plans on Friday.”
Source: TV Guide