A time line of some of the scandal stories involving ESPN since 1992 are here. Erin Andrews, Steve Phillips, Brooke Hundley are involved with these scandals. The full scandals stories which involved with ESPN are below:
Here is a timeline of ESPN in its scandals:
1992 — Mike Tirico was suspended by ESPN for three months for unwelcome advances. In his book ESPN: The Uncensored History, published in 2000, New York Times reporter, Michael Freeman reported several instances of sexual harassment by Mike Tirico including attempted groping and sexual solicitation
2000 — Video of Chris Berman flirting with a co-employee during a MNF break leaks to the public. Nothing really wrong with this, but Berman is clearly flirting.
May, 2002 — NBA reporter, Jason Jackson, was fired for what he admitted were inappropriate comments, sexual in nature, that he made in e-mails.
July 25, 2006 — Harold Reynolds takes a PA out to Boston Market and hugs her. She didn’t like his form, files complaint, and he is fired. Cue Hugging Harold Reynolds.
January 30, 2007 — Deadspin wonders why Stuart Scott sends a late night text message to a former cheerleader at the Super Bowl that read, “Lemme know.” Booty call? It might be bullshit, but you can’t help but wonder.
June 28, 2007 — Rita Ragone says anchor Jay Crawford and commentator Woody Paige groped the show’s staff, demanded lap dances as perks of the job, and repeatedly propositioned her for sex, according to a sexual-harassment suit filed in Manhattan federal court.
February 26, 2008 — Sean Salisbury’s contract is not renewed by ESPN after 12 years with the company. He allegedly showed cell phone pictures of his penis to colleagues. Salisbury was fired from a radio station gig for reportedly the same reasons two months ago.
June 10, 2008 — ESPN on-air talents, Mike Wilbon, Jon Barry, and JA Adande, are seen partying with pornstars at some LA club.
September 4, 2008 — A nude video of ESPN sideline reporter, Erin Andrews, is taken through the peephole at a hotel. It was long speculated that it was done by a perverted co-worker. A man has since been arrested and he has no affiliation with ESPN whatsoever.
January 21, 2009 — Picture of Scott Van Pelt surfaces from the beach where he is scandalously positioned behind a female. Van Pelt was suspended by ESPN, but not for anything sexually related. He bashed Bud Selig on his radio show.
May 1, 2009 — A teacher was suspended in Florida when two students under his care engaged in sexual acts behind a book shelf. What was he doing? Perusing ESPN.com. (Obviously not ESPN employees here, but pretty funny we see sex and ESPN linked even in this situation).
July 23, 2009 — As much as ESPN loves sex, they refuse to report the sexual assault accusations made against Steelers QB, Ben Roethlisberger. They then changed its position and made its initlal report nearly 24 hours later.
July, 2009 –– Steve Phillips begins affair with production assistant, Brooke Hundley. He has three encounters with her before trying to end it, but she gets all “Fatal Attraction” on him, ultimately sending a letter to his wife unveiling the affair. Phillips takes a leave of absence from ESPN on October 21st, 2009. He is ‘deeply sorry.’
October 21, 2009 — Deadspin unleashes intense Wendy’s baconator ads (sexy) and rumors swirling about a few no-name ESPN employees, all to the dismay of at least one person. They first dropped Eric Kuselias’ alleged sexual harassment incident, which he was supposedly suspended for. Next was Katey Lacey, who allegedly sexed her way to the top at ESPN, amongst other networks. One of the suckers who apparently fell for it is David Berson, a programming VP at ESPN. In the final post of the day, Deadspin exposed Jed Drake as a potential company horndog via a letter from a former employee. According to the person who wrote the letter, he “is world class scumbag – fucking his secretary, production assistants, trying to fuck interns.”