Former New York Mets general manager and current ESPN baseball analyst Steve Phillips has been caught in a messy "Fatal Attraction" affair with a 22-year-old network production assistant, according to the New York Post, and will be taking some time off from his job as a result.
Phillips, who’s married with children, confided his infidelity to his wife and police after the assistant allegedly began calling the home and left his wife a letter discussing her realtionship with Steve Phillips.
"I have extreme concerns about the health and safety of my kids and myself," Steve Phillips, 46, said in a statement to the Wilton, Conn., police, the Post says. Phillips also claimed that the assistant became "obsessive and delusional" after he ended the affair.
ESPN issued the following statement today: "We were aware of this and took appropriate disciplinary action at the time. We have granted Steve’s request for an extended leave of absence to allow him to address it. We have no further comment."
— Allison J. Waldman