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ESPN's Steve Phillips Fired Amid "Fatal Attraction" Scandal

Oct. 26 2009, Published 10:13 a.m. ET

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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."

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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."

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