First they suspended Steve Philips, and now they fired him.
Steve Phillips is out at ESPN. The married baseball analyst was booted from his high-profile TV post after being caught in a sordid love tryst with a production assistant. The sports network stopped short of publicly saying Phillips, 46, was fired.
“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,” said ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz in a statement. But one well-placed source confirmed he had been canned.