ESPN Analyst Has to Go Public After Affair Sours

He seeks police protection after he breaks it off with assistant
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 21, 2009 12:45 PM CDT

(Newser) – Another nasty public affair comes to light: ESPN analyst Steve Phillips, 46, had to go to the cops for protection after he broke it off with a 22-year-old production assistant at the network. The jilted woman responded with harassing letters and phone calls to the family and may have friended Phillips' son on Facebook through a pseudonym, the New York Post reports.

"I have extreme concerns about the health and safety of my kids and myself," Phillips said in a police statement. He said Brooke Hundley turned "obsessive and delusional" after he ended their relationship. Phillips is a former GM of the Mets who admitted having multiple affairs while with the team. His wife—the mother of his four sons—is suing for divorce, and the network has reportedly suspended him for a week.