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ESPN fired Virk earlier this month for allegedly leaking information to the media on multiple occasions.

By Jenna West
February 12, 2019

Former Baseball Tonight host Adnan Virk released a statement on Tuesday denying that he leaked information while working at ESPN.

"I believe I did nothing wrong that would justify my termination and I categorically deny that I leaked any confidential or proprietary information," Virk said in the statement, per The Athletic's Richard Deitsch. "There is considerable more that I would like to say regarding my tenure with ESPN and the circumstances surrounding my termination. However, I believe for now that, for now, it is in my and the Company's best interest to concentrate on attempting to resolve our differences, rather than engaging in a very public war of words."

Virk also said in the statement that reports on his termination are "false" and "defamatory" and his lawyers are working to "amicably resolve my leaving ESPN."

ESPN fired Virk on Feb. 1 for allegedly leaking information to the media on multiple occasions. The network reportedly felt that Virk failed to cooperate when it investigated the matter.

The New York Post's Andrew Marchand told Sports Illustrated Media Podcast host Jimmy Traina that Virk leaked information to the website Awful Announcing.

In addition to hosting Baseball Tonight, Virk worked on college football and college basketball coverage for ESPN.

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