ESPN has fired Adnan Virk, according to a report from Andrew Marchand in the New York Post.Virk had recently signed an extension with the network, but according to Marchand, Virk was escorted out on Friday as part of a company investigation into media leaks. From Marchand’s report:
Virk is accused of leaking confidential company information to the media on multiple occasions, according to sources.When ESPN investigated the allegations, it felt that Virk failed to fully cooperate.He recently signed a new multi-year contract.“Adnan Virk no longer works at ESPN,” ESPN vice president Josh Krulewitz told The Post.Virk could not immediately be reached for comment.On Friday, Virk was escorted off the Bristol campus. The specific nature of the information Virk chose to share is unknown at this time.
Virk had risen through the ranks at ESPN via his ability to cover multiple sports while also mixing in his pop culture interests, as Marchand noted:
During his move up the ESPN ladder, Virk had become ABC’s lead studio host on its college football game coverage. He was a regular host on “Baseball Tonight” and college basketball. He was one of the main fill-in hosts on ESPN Radio. He had developed a podcast, called “Cinephile,” about movies.
Virk hasn’t tweeted since earlier in the week, and hasn’t yet commented on the matter.[New York Post]