suspended allowed MLB analyst and former New York Mets GM Steve Phillips to go away for awhile.
See: Reynolds, Harold; worse.
Phillips, acknowledging a relationship with a 22-year-old ESPN employee that was reported today in the New York Post: “I am deeply sorry that I have put my family and colleagues through this. It is a personal matter that I will not comment on further. I have, however, asked for a leave of absence to address this with my family and to avoid any unnecessary distractions through the balance of the baseball playoffs.”
ESPN’s statement: “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.”