Adnan Virk has a new gig.
The former ESPN personality ousted after being accused of leaking confidential company information is now reportedly working for DAZN.
Virk to work for former ESPN boss
The New York Post reports that Virk will host a new baseball show for the subscription sports stream service headed by former ESPN president John Skipper. Skipper left the network in 2017, citing a struggle with cocaine addiction and an extortion plot by someone from whom he bought drugs.
Virk was a rising star at the network who called baseball games, hosted “Baseball Tonight” and made regular appearances on ESPN’s radio network.
Virk accused of leaking ESPN information
The Post reported in February that ESPN accused Virk of leaking information to sports media site Awful Announcing about the network’s plans to not bring “Baseball Tonight” back on a nightly basis this season.
The network fired Virk when he refused to cooperate in an investigation over the leak, according to the report.
Virk denied the accusations in a statement to the Post.
“Suffice it to say, that I believe that I did nothing wrong that would justify my termination, and I categorically deny that I leaked any confidential or proprietary information. There is considerably more that I would like to say regarding my tenure with ESPN and the circumstances surrounding my termination. However, I believe 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 declines legal action against ESPN
Virk has opted to not pursue legal action against ESPN for firing him with two years remaining on his contract, The Post reports.
“I’d like to thank the wonderful people who I worked with at ESPN for making my experiences over 9 years there so memorable,” Virk told The Post in a statement. “While the company and I may disagree about the specific circumstances surrounding my departure, we all collectively agree it’s time to move forward. I’m so grateful to my wonderful family and friends for their support and am eager for what lies ahead.”
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