Steve Phillips saw his career crash and burn last week when it was revealed he carried on a torrid affair with 22-year-old production assistant Brooke Hundley—who indentifies herself as "Latino" on her Ithaca College web profile—while working as a sportscaster at ESPN. The sports news channel has been marred with successive scandals this week, starting with Steve Phillips and ending with Bob Griese's disparaging remarks towards NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya.
Since the scandal broke, Phillips has been fired and has entered rehab for sexual addiction. His agent, Steve Lefkowitz confirms, "He’s just trying to get his family unit back together ... He wants to do right by his family because he doesn’t want to lose them."
But this isn't the first time Phillips has lost his job due to his sexual indiscretion. Back in 1998, Phillips was fired from his position as General Manager of the NY Mets after his tryst with fellow Mets employee Rosa Rodriguez became public. Rodriguez filed a sexual harassment suit against Phillips back in 1998. Phillips eventually admitted to consensual sex with the Rodriguez, as well as multiple other affairs, but denied harassment. The civil suit was settled out of court.
Phillips has already apologized, saying in a statement, "I am deeply sorry that I have put my family and colleagues through this."