Popular ESPN reporter Adnan Virk has been unceremoniously fired from the company. It is alleged that he had leaked private company information to the press, according to the New York Post.
Virk is accused of leaking confidential company information to the media on multiple occasions, according to sources, the report said. Virk had recently signed a new multi-year contract.
The exact nature of his offense has not been revealed, but it was confirmed that he was fired last Friday.
Working for Disney/ESPN, Virk would have been required to take compliance training annually on how to dealing with privacy and how to handle sensitive information.
‘Adnan Virk no longer works at ESPN,’ ESPN vice president Josh Krulewitz told The Post.
Virk had only recently signed a new multi-year contract. He has not commented on the allegations so far.
Virk was escorted off the Bristol, Connecticut campus on Friday.
After joining ESPN, he became one of three main anchors for Baseball Tonight. During 2014 spring training he began calling play-by-play for an ESPN affiliate.
In the baseball off-season, he hosted SportsCenter and Outside the Lines. He would also fill in for Keith Olbermann on Olbermann. He was the host of a movie podcast Cinephile on ESPN, Wikipedia noted.