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OesterPoster
10-21-2009, 10:41 AM
...if you didn't already know that.

EXCLUSIVE: ESPN's Steve Phillips in foul affairEx-Met GM's dumped mistress has a 'Fatal Attraction' freakout

By JEANE MacINTOSH in Wilton, Conn., and DAN MANGAN in NY

Posted: 4:14 AM, October 21, 2009

She's not going to be ignored, Steve

ESPN analyst Steve Phillips had a fling with a 22-year-old production assistant, who, after being dumped, taunted his wife with "Fatal Attraction"-like phone calls and a letter that bragged about her sexcapades with Phillips while taking pot shots at their "loveless marriage," The Post has learned.

The former Met general manager, whose tenure with the team was rocked by admissions of infidelity, confessed to his wife and local cops that he had slept with ESPN assistant Brooke Hundley several times this past summer before dumping her.

In retaliation, the jilted young woman repeatedly phoned Phillips' wife, Marni, saying, "We both can't have him!" an explosive police report claims.

Hundley's desperate actions -- including accidentally smashing her car into a stone column while speeding away from the Phillips' home after leaving the letter -- terrified the family, according to the Wilton, Conn., police report.
"I have extreme concerns about the health and safety of my kids and myself," Steve Phillips said in a police statement, adding that the woman became "obsessive and delusional" after he dumped her.

But Phillips, 46, declined to pursue criminal charges against Hundley, a Bristol, Conn., woman who cops learned may have used an ESPN computer to contact Phillips' 16-year-old son on Facebook while posing as a high-school classmate.

Phillips -- who admitted having multiple affairs with women while working for the Mets -- is now being sued for divorce by his 40-year-old wife, the mother of his four sons. Two months ago, Phillips deeded the family's five-bedroom, multimillion-dollar Wilton home to her.

A source told The Post Phillips has been suspended for a week by ESPN -- which hired him in 2005 as a baseball analyst -- because of the scandal.

ESPN refused to comment, and Phillips did not return calls seeking comment.

Hundley, too, refused to talk when reached by The Post last night.

The bombshell developments come 11 years after Phillips took a brief leave of absence as the Mets' GM after admitting to having sex with a team employee, Rosa Rodriguez, who sued him for sexual harassment, a case later settled out of court.

In a Wilton police report obtained by The Post, Phillips said he first met Hundley on July 13 in St. Louis when she was working as an assistant for remote-game productions for ESPN.

"Over a three-week span, I had a total of three sexual encounters with her," Phillips said in his police filing. "Those were the only times I spent any time alone with her."

He said his rejection of Hundley was "met by varying degrees of disappointment and hurt; more than was appropriate based on what the relationship was."

Then, Marni Phillips told cops, on the night of Aug. 5, she began repeatedly receiving harassing phone calls and text messages from a woman who claimed to have information about her husband.

When Marni called Phillips at work, he came home and confessed to the affair.

On Aug. 16, Marni said, Hundley left her "a detailed and very disturbing voice-mail message on my cellphone and a [text] message late that night."

Link: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/affair_is_foul_for_espn_star_bLw9UoSAQJwJLU4ZDXvvD O

CySeymour
10-21-2009, 10:48 AM
I'm gonna have to agree with ya, Oester. Not much of defense for Phillips.

JWP
10-21-2009, 11:26 AM
On the other hand, what that woman did wasn't so defensible either.

Pretty terrible situation all around.

DTCromer
10-21-2009, 01:28 PM
How does cheating on your wife automatically make you a scumbag? How do we know his wife wasn't cheating on him? How do we know if she wasn't treating him like garbage? maybe his wife deserved to be cheated on. Who knows?

Cheating on someone doesn't automatically make you scum.

mroby85
10-21-2009, 03:03 PM
I think this could be a good debate... Was Steve Phillips more unsuccessful in his marriage, or as a GM? lol.

To answer Cromer, If his wife was that bad to him he should've just left her, and then it wouldn't have been cheating. If he was still with his wife, he shouldn't have cheated on her.

TC81190
10-21-2009, 03:10 PM
How does cheating on your wife automatically make you a scumbag? How do we know his wife wasn't cheating on him? How do we know if she wasn't treating him like garbage? maybe his wife deserved to be cheated on. Who knows?

Cheating on someone doesn't automatically make you scum.
He sounds like a repeat offender, I don't know if I'm exactly going to give him the benefit of the doubt.

DTCromer
10-21-2009, 03:16 PM
He sounds like a repeat offender, I don't know if I'm exactly going to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Well why didn't his wife leave him after the first time 11 years ago?

nemesis
10-21-2009, 04:02 PM
Ehh... She isn't all that. If you gonna go all out Steve shoot for Erin Andrews not some PA... Gesh.

Her Photo - http://www.news.lalate.com/pictures/hundley1.html

OesterPoster
10-21-2009, 04:22 PM
Well why didn't his wife leave him after the first time 11 years ago?

You're seriously attempting to defend the guy for cheating on his wife twice (that we know about so far)?

Amazing.

texasdave
10-21-2009, 05:24 PM
If cheating on your wife makes you a scumbag (and I wouldn't argue that point), then a not-insignificant percentage of pro athletes that sports fans idolize and line up for autographs for and cheer and buy jerseys with their names on the back are scumbags. Why do athletes seem to get a free pass but ex-gm/analysts get derided?

TC81190
10-21-2009, 05:58 PM
If cheating on your wife makes you a scumbag (and I wouldn't argue that point), then a not-insignificant percentage of pro athletes that sports fans idolize and line up for autographs for and cheer and buy jerseys with their names on the back are scumbags. Why do athletes seem to get a free pass but ex-gm/analysts get derided?
Because we don't know about it? I guarantee you just about any athlete that comes as having cheated on his wife multiple times is going to get negative attention from the public eye.

SullyGator
10-21-2009, 09:28 PM
Very unfortunate situation for his wife and kids. Curious to see if ESPN keeps him. Unless I've missed a statement from them saying otherwise, I think they'll keep him.

I'm still bitter about him bashing the Reds for drafting Josh Hamilton, so I'll hold my tongue :rolleyes:...

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/spring2007/columns/story?columnist=phillips_steve&id=2792089

Edit: My bad, completely forgot about them saying he'll being suspended for one week.

Ghosts of 1990
10-21-2009, 10:44 PM
Take it from one who knows.... cheaters always get caught :(

Natty Redlocks
10-21-2009, 11:55 PM
Okay, as bad as he may have been for cheating, his little ho is the one who went public to hurt his wife and kids. What he did was weak; what she did was unconscionable.

SullyGator
10-22-2009, 12:03 AM
Good point. What she's done is ridiculous. But, if he doesn't cheat in the first place, there's no hurt or public humiliation at all. It's a sad situation all around.

terminator
10-22-2009, 01:37 AM
Okay, as bad as he may have been for cheating, his little ho is the one who went public to hurt his wife and kids. What he did was weak; what she did was unconscionable.
Yes, if you read the letter and family statements it is clear that she is a real nutjob. He made a (big) mistake. Yet she was a psycho stalker who deserves jail time.

DTCromer
10-22-2009, 09:03 AM
You're seriously attempting to defend the guy for cheating on his wife twice (that we know about so far)?

Amazing.

I'm not defending him. I'm defending people calling him a scumbag because they don't know all the facts. He's on the road a lot. She's alone a lot. She could've easily cheated on him before. . . not saying she did, but who's to say she didn't? Not to mention, it seems like she was kinda mooching off him in the first place.

Women need to know what they're getting into when they marry sports figures (even if it's as D list as Steve Phillips).

Lockdwn11
10-23-2009, 10:36 AM
I'm not defending him. I'm defending people calling him a scumbag because they don't know all the facts. He's on the road a lot. She's alone a lot. She could've easily cheated on him before. . . not saying she did, but who's to say she didn't? Not to mention, it seems like she was kinda mooching off him in the first place.

Women need to know what they're getting into when they marry sports figures (even if it's as D list as Steve Phillips).

That doesn't make him not a scumbag. That would just make her a scumbag as well.

Kingspoint
10-24-2009, 12:30 AM
OK, I just saw the pictures.

She looks like Kevin from "The Office", but with long stringy, greasy hair.

:lol:

mroby85
10-24-2009, 01:45 AM
OK, I just saw the pictures.

She looks like Kevin from "The Office", but with long stringy, greasy hair.

:lol:

Maybe she's slow... you know... in her braaiin. -dwight shrute, lol.

Jerome
10-24-2009, 02:46 PM
I know everyone in Redszone is an angel, but this hits somewhere near the truth...

From The Onion--
Husband Still Faithful After 42 Year of Trying to Cheat
http://www.theonion.com/content/news/husband_still_faithful_after_42

standerson
10-24-2009, 04:13 PM
I know everyone in Redszone is an angel, but this hits somewhere near the truth...

From The Onion--
Husband Still Faithful After 42 Year of Trying to Cheat
http://www.theonion.com/content/news/husband_still_faithful_after_42


The Onion is beneath The National Enquirer.

Jerome
10-24-2009, 05:23 PM
The Onion is beneath The National Enquirer.

Not really. The Onion is on-point with satirical social commentary and in no way attempts to legitimize itself like the The National Enquirer, a supermarket tabloid that tries to promote gossip as "real" news.

One more for ya...
Reds Cut Magic Number to 17
http://www.theonion.com/content/news_briefs/reds_cut_magic_number_to_17

standerson
10-26-2009, 08:11 AM
Not really. The Onion is on-point with satirical social commentary and in no way attempts to legitimize itself like the The National Enquirer, a supermarket tabloid that tries to promote gossip as "real" news.

One more for ya...
Reds Cut Magic Number to 17
http://www.theonion.com/content/news_briefs/reds_cut_magic_number_to_17

We will agree to disagree then. I don't believe anything that comes from either rag.

bounty37h
10-27-2009, 01:07 PM
I think this could be a good debate... Was Steve Phillips more unsuccessful in his marriage, or as a GM? lol.

To answer Cromer, If his wife was that bad to him he should've just left her, and then it wouldn't have been cheating. If he was still with his wife, he shouldn't have cheated on her.

Mroby, :beerme:, good call.

bounty37h
10-27-2009, 01:12 PM
If cheating on your wife makes you a scumbag (and I wouldn't argue that point), then a not-insignificant percentage of pro athletes that sports fans idolize and line up for autographs for and cheer and buy jerseys with their names on the back are scumbags. Why do athletes seem to get a free pass but ex-gm/analysts get derided?

Good point, I was friends with a pitcher in the Reds farm system a few years back, and he told me some shocking, horriblke stories along these lines. Players faking injuries before road trips to stay behind and bang his teammates wives, etc. Said many players and their wives are with each other behind their backs. Mentioned one player still on current 40 man who was screwing his then teammates wife, only to find out that teammate was screwing his wife also. And then theres no telling how many have women around the country at all the other stops, a regular roation as they travel....guess its a perk if single :D, but makes me wonder why some get married in the first place.

bounty37h
10-27-2009, 01:28 PM
Not really. The Onion is on-point with satirical social commentary and in no way attempts to legitimize itself like the The National Enquirer, a supermarket tabloid that tries to promote gossip as "real" news.

One more for ya...
Reds Cut Magic Number to 17
http://www.theonion.com/content/news_briefs/reds_cut_magic_number_to_17

You would actually be amazed at how many reports through the Enquirer turn out to be true-they were the first to break John Edwards affair, and several other things. Not saying they are respectable journalists by any means, but thier info is legit more often then not.

Kingspoint
11-04-2009, 07:53 PM
I think this could be a good debate... Was Steve Phillips more unsuccessful in his marriage, or as a GM? lol.

To answer Cromer, If his wife was that bad to him he should've just left her, and then it wouldn't have been cheating. If he was still with his wife, he shouldn't have cheated on her.

Agree. I think he's a scumbag for his attempts at imitating a G.M. I could care less about his personal life. Half of all sports players are the same. We'd have no one to cheer for if all of their "strayings" were made public.