Steve Phillips, the former Mets general manager, has been fired from his role as a baseball analyst at ESPN, after his relationship with a 22-year-old production assistant was revealed last week. While ESPN's statement simply said, "Steve Phillips 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," a source confirmed to the Post that he was "canned."
Phillips apparently had an affair with Brooke Hundley, who allegedly harassed his wife—by actually visiting his house, having someone call their home, and sending her a letter with graphic details about Phillips' anatomy— and cyberstalked his son. Hundley also painted herself as a victim, by filing a restraining order against Phillips; that was dropped and Phillips and his wife never pressed charges against Hundley, with all parties reaching some sort of settlement.
Additionally, the 46-year-old's spokesman said he "is voluntarily admitting himself to an inpatient treatment facility to address his personal issues." (Sex addiction? Bad decision making?)