Steve Phillips, the ex-New York Mets GM, is now an ex-ESPN analyst, as well: 46-year-old broadcaster Monday was fired by the sports juggernaut after becoming embroiled in a Fatal Attraction-esque scandal with Brooke Hundley, a 22-year-old ESPN production assistant.
“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.”
Phillips admittedly made love to Hundley three times this past summer before ending the affair. Hundley then, according to police reports, harassed Phillips’ wife Marni over the phone; attempted to make contact with Phillips’ 16-year-old son on Facebook; and did damage to his Wilton, Connecticut home. She left a handwritten letter on the premises for his wife, validating her trysts with the ex-Mets G.M. by describing a “big birthmark on his crotch… and one on his left inner thigh.”
Marni Phillips, the mother of Phillips’ four sons, has filed papers for divorce.