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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."