Virk was accused of leaking confidential company information to the media.

By Alaa Abdeldaiem
February 04, 2019

College football and MLB host Adnan Virk is reportedly planning to pursue a lawyer after being fired by ESPN on Friday, according to The Athletic's Richard Deitsch.

According to Deitsch, Virk is looking into what remains from his ESPN contract and discuss other issues related to the company's decision to fire him. Virk had recently signed a new multi-year contract with ESPN and is reportedly receiving no severance.

The New York Post initially reported that Virk was accused of leaking confidential company information to the media on multiple occasions and was escorted off of the Bristol campus on Friday. On Monday, the New York Post released additional details around Virk's firing, revealing that a story that was published on Awful Announcing was the reasoning behind his departure.

According to the report, Virk tipped off Awful Announcing on the fact that ESPN would not be bringing back daily baseball studio programming as it originally had planned to do. ESPN had a conference about "Sunday Night Baseball" that the network believes Virk told Awful Announcing about. Virk also reportedly asked ESPN questions about the direction of baseball at the network, all of which matched what appeared later that day in the Awful Announcing article. 

ESPN felt that Virk failed to cooperate during the investigation. 

Virk, 40, became the studio's lead host for college football game coverage and was a regular host on "Baseball Tonight." 

Virk declined to comment on the incident, as did a spokesperson for ESPN.

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