A TV personality who was considered one of ESPN’s rising stars was suddenly fired by the network amid allegations of leaks. The New York Post reports that Adnan Virk, despite having recently signed a new multiyear contract, was canned Friday and escorted off the network’s Bristol campus.
“Virk is accused of leaking confidential company information to the media on multiple occasions, according to sources,” The Post reports. “When ESPN investigated the allegations, it felt that Virk failed to fully cooperate.”
The report adds that the specific nature of the information Virk is accused of leaking is not known.
ESPN Vice President Josh Krulewitz is quoted by The Post saying: “Adnan Virk no longer works at ESPN.”
The Post adds: “During his move up the ESPN ladder, Virk had become a lead studio host on its college football game coverage. He was a regular host on ‘Baseball Tonight’ and college basketball. He was one of the main fill-in hosts on ESPN Radio. He had developed a podcast, called ‘Cinephile,’ about movies.”