Well it took the weekend for a decision, but late Sunday night, ESPN officially fired Steve Phillips citing his inability to be an effective representative for the network. VP Mike Soltys has the announcement on his Twitter page….

I really hope they didn’t feel pressure from Deadspin’s stunt near the end of last week, but there was really no other choice for the “Leader”. You would think this line of reasoning would be used more often by ESPN. (More tomorrow when the full release comes out)

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