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In Today's ''Not Shocking'' Department, Steve Phillips Is Just One Of Many At ESPN

10/21/09 in Media   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Deadspin editor AJ Daulerio, he of the Will Leitch-inspired buzzsaw ass tattoo, is on a bit of a rampage today, and I think I like it. You see... several months ago, AJ received a tip that something was going on with Steve Phillips, and he asked ESPN about it, and was blatantly lied to.
 
 
I suppose you can justify ESPN protecting their employees, but Daulerio took issue with the dishonesty. ESPN and Deadspin have had some interesting history, and it hasn't always been very nice. So naturally, ESPN wasn't really interested in letting their dirty laundry out in public.
 
 
AJ's response:
 
"...since the tenuous connection between rumor and fact for accuracy's sake has been a little eroded here, well, it's probably about time to just unload the inbox of all the sordid rumors we've received over the years about various ESPN employees."

So today, he has done exactly that. Of course, everyone was already talking about Steve Phillips, but there's apparently also some stories involving radio host/ESPN.com contributor/jack of all trades Erik Kuselias, Senior VP of Marketing Katie Lacey, and I'm assuming more to come, as AJ empties out his inbox.

Some people are already looking at this and saying that the Deadspin folks are digging their own grave. Some are calling it "burning bridges". Some are "rooting" for ESPN, others for Deadspin. Either way, this could continue to get even more interesting, very soon. Stay tuned.
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10/22/09   |   sportsgnork   |   44 respect

aos035 wrote:
What did Steve Phillips do?

Got caught banging an ESPN production assistant who then wrote a letter to his soon to be ex-wife letting her know what she was banging her man.  Disturbing stuff here. 

10/21/09   |   aos035   |   68 respect

What did Steve Phillips do?

10/21/09   |   MrNFL   |   175 respect

Not sure how become a tabloid is really going to help Deadspin or blogs in general.  If anything, this will probably lessen what credibility was gained.  Unless, HOWEVAH, all of this dirt ends up true.  Then who knows.

10/21/09   |   RaiderNation357   |   5 respect

I am in the wrong line of work.

10/21/09   |   TheRoss   |   356 respect

(Edited by TheRoss)

Employees
Screwing for
Promotions
Now

Now I am just like those people who take signs of the network to the game just to get on TV!

10/21/09   |   Heyhey1970   |   194 respect

This is great.  ESPN's employees have always believed they're part of the story, so congratulations.  We can only hope this lasts until the New Year.   

10/21/09   |   tpowell25   |   1627 respect

Harold Reynolds is pulling for Deadspin...

10/21/09   |   billywa   |   658 respect

Look what I wanna know is, who has Dana Jacobsen slept with to stay on the air???????

10/21/09   |   mk_donley   |   2554 respect

Get ready folks, its ESPN vs Deadspin. AKA "the beginning of World War 3".

10/21/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Today may be the greatest day ever on the blogosphere.

10/21/09   |   Captain_Chaos   |   287 respect

I guess we will soon learn where the catch Phrases: "BOOHYAH!" and "FROM WAY DOWN TOWN.....BANG!" came from.