AOL announced today that former Mets GM and television analyst Steve Phillips is joining AOL Fanhouse as a MLB analyst.
(If announced on April Fools, would you have believed it?)
The sports website reports Phillips, who was dismissed from ESPN Oct. 25, 2009, after an extramarital sexual liaison with former ESPN employee Brooke Hundley became public, “will contribute weekly columns and video analysis.”
AOL Fanhouse currently is featuring a video interview between staffer Dan Graziano and Phillips covering his “life of recovery and his treatment for sex addiction after his dismissal from ESPN.”
Jason McIntyre of TheBigLead.com has a nice catch today, reporting on Steve Phillips mistress Brooke Hundley lashing out at her former lover.
In comments on her Facebook account this week, Hundley disputed that Phillips was a sex addict, claiming that a “true sex addict has an unrelenting need to get sex anywhere anytime and rack up multiple people.”
“Sex addicts don’t pick out a single young employee to go after who has to worry about her career if she says anything. Steve’s not a sex addict. The only thing he’s ever been addicted to is feeding his own ego.”
On the contrary, if sex addiction does exist, the definition of it is what Steve Phillips did. Sleeping with someone like Hundley despite having everything to lose. Would a man of sound mind risk his career and family to have sex with a co-worker like Hundley? Read more…
Brooke Hundley appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America today to face the stalking charges brought against her by Steve Phillips and his wife Marni.
She offered no apologizes, saying instead, “I would hope that at some point he (Phillips) would grow up and take responsibility for his own actions.”
Hundley’s main point throughout the interview was the implication that she was being harassed by Phillips.
ESPN disagreed. The net released a new statement to GMA on why it fired Hundley: “Our investigation determined Hundley’s characterization of events was inconsistent.” That is to say, Hundley claimed she was harassed by Phillips’, but ESPN’s investigation found no proof to that effect.
She said that she felt the same fear that Phillips’ wife did when she placed the frantic 911 call. How she makes that connection between herself and Phillips’ wife, Hundley doesn’t make clear.
See for yourself after the jump.
People around the league were slightly surprised by the outright release of Chris Chambers by the San Diego Chargers earlier this week. While the veteran receiver’s production was down significantly, releases in the middle of a season don’t happen that often, and the whispers were that there had to be something more going on.
(It’s a pretty woman’s mugshot. In the middle of a sports story. That’s never, ever a good sign.)
Boy howdy, was there ever. The woman shown above is one Stacey Saunders, a San Diego woman who, according to the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, has allegedly been intent on ruining Chris Chambers’ family for the past few months. In police reports and divorce proceedings, Chambers and his soon-to-be ex-wife claim that after a brief affair with Chambers, Saunders has been harassing him and his wife over the phone and via text message, to the point that it led to a divorce and disrupted his ability to perform on the field. So off you go, sir.
If this sounds all a bit familiar, well, it should.
The name of Caron Butler’s new blog at NBA.com is called THE REAL JUICE. He came up with the name after breaking an addiction that had seemingly taken over his life:
To try and give this up was CRAZY for me! I was going through withdrawals. I was in the bed sweating. My wife would turn over in the bed and ask “Are you OK?”. Honestly, those first two weeks without The Dew was the roughest two weeks of my life. I’m talking headaches, sweats and everything. Before that I drank at least six 12 ounce Mountain Dews a day.
So why did Butler give it up in the first place?
The ASSOCIATED PRESS reports that less than 24 hours after Steve Phillips was fired by ESPN, the network has announced that Brooke Hundley has also no longer works at ESPN.
(For the commenters)
Spokesman Mike Soltys said Monday that Brooke Hundley doesn’t work at ESPN anymore. He declined to say whether she quit or was fired. Hundley did not immediately return a phone message Monday.
Meanwhile, Phillips has entered an inpatient rehab facility. Read more…
ESPN PR guy Mike Soltys Tweets tonight:
Steve Phillips is no longer working for ESPN. His ability to be an effective rep of ESPN has been significantly & irreparably damaged.
So Phillips is officially gone from ESPN. Read more…
You just knew the New York tabs were going to drag the woman from Steve Phillips‘ first publicly-reported affair, Rosa Rodriguez, out of the cesspool.
(Phillips’ flings best described with two words: Shovel. Ready.)
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS:
The brunette who turned Steve Phillips’ head - and wound up in his bed - when he was the Mets’ general manager surfaced on Thursday with a knowing smile on her face.
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TMZ keeps us current on our Opposite Day! post category, reporting that Brooke Hundley requested a restraining order against Steve Phillips 24 hours after she spooked Phillips’ wife Marni by dropping off a letter at the Phillips home that entailed her undying love for the ESPN analyst.
In the request, Hundley claims that while on an ESPN baseball road trip, Phillips “bought me a strong drink and then cornered me … trying to persuade me to come to his hotel suite to spend the night.”
As details of the utterly botched affair between Steve Phillips and Brooke Hundley emerge, two patterns seem to become clearer. One: Phillips probably had no business ever hooking up with a 22-year-old, much less a co-worker. Two: He certainly underestimated Hundley’s crazy.
(Still say this relationship could work.)
As the NEW YORK POST continues its investigation, it looks like Hundley’s posing as a high school classmate of Phillips’ son wasn’t an isolated incident; she appears to have a knack for assuming new identities online, identities crafted for the sole purpose of getting into the Phillips’ life and breaking up the marriage. Next stop: CRAIGSLIST.COM; why, where else is someone supposed to hire a phone stalker for $50?