Thrown Out

ESPN Fires Phillips for Affair

Baseball analyst and former Mets General Manager Steve Phillips has been tossed out. The talking head was fired by ESPN on Sunday night, and will be entering a treatment facility to “address his personal issues,” his representative told the Associated Press. What “personal issues” will Phillips be addressing? The highly publicized fallout from the announcer’s affair with a 22-year-old production assistant, Brooke Hudley. "Steve Phillips is no longer working for ESPN," said network spokesman Josh Krulewitz. "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’s affair with Hundley has also apparently caused “irreparable damage” to his wife, Marni Phillips, who filed for divorce on Sept. 14 following Hudley's stalker-like behavior. Phillips was also fired by the Mets in 2003 after being sued for sexual harassment by an employee in 1988.