ESPN Axes Phillips' Galpal, Too

Meanwhile, former baseball analyst enters sex-addiction rehab
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 26, 2009 7:34 PM CDT

(Newser) – A day after ESPN fired baseball analyst Steve Phillips in the wake of his affair with a production assistant, the channel has cut Brooke Hundley loose, too. And that’s not all, Phillips agent tells the New York Post: Phillips, 46, is seeking treatment for sex addiction, and it’s not the first time. He sought help in 1998 after multiple affairs, “but the problem is, he fell off the wagon.”

Also today, ESPN suspended college football analyst Bob Griese for a racially insensitive remark about NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya. After a NASCAR promo during a Saturday broadcast, one of Griese’s boothmates mentioned Montoya, who is Colombian; Griese suggested he was “out having a taco.” The Hall of Famer, 64, will miss one week; an ESPN rep says he “understands the comment was inappropriate.”
(Read more Steve Phillips stories.)

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