Steve Phillips’ Suspension Upgraded to “Leave of Absence”


ESPN suspended its analyst and former Mets GM Steve Phillips after word got out about his affair with production assistant Brooke Hundley, who is accused of stalking his family. Now Phillips is taking a leave of absence, which would seem to indicate that he doesn’t expect to be coming back anytime soon.

Deadspin’s A.J. Daulerio, who asked ESPN about related rumors back in September and got what he considered an unhelpful response, has decided to “unload the inbox of all the sordid rumors we’ve received over the years about various ESPN employees.” So far he’s gotten to Erik Kuselias (“drunkenly blurted out to her, ‘I would like to fuck you'”) and Katie Lacey (“infuriated a lot of people when she began doinking David Berson”).

Others continue to scour for Brooke Hundley pictures. Here’s one from CampusHook, in which Hundley describes herself as “a fun loving college girl that’s going to NY to get away from snowy CO (yeah that didn’t work out too well). I’m a simple chick that perfers water gun fights and cliff jumping to a fancy dinner date anyday. If u’ve got an adventurous side and a bit a chivalry to go with it, look me up, who knows it might be one wild fun ride with me.”