Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Fired Sportscaster Adnan Virk: "I Am Not A Leaker"

Fired ESPN sportscaster Adnan Virk denies he leaked any confidential or proprietary information that caused his termination.

In a statement Virk texted to The NYPost on Tuesday night, Virk said he and his lawyers are trying to reach a settlement with ESPN.

“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,” said Virk, who recently signed a two-year extension.

Virk was let go at the beginning of February after ESPN accused him of leaking stories to the website Awful Announcing. ESPN, according to sources, felt Virk acted in a “premeditated” way, tipping off a reporter from the site.

In the Awful Announcing story that preceded Virk’s firing, the site reported ESPN was moving its “Sunday Night Baseball” from 8 p.m. to 7 p.m. due to MLB relenting on a contractual clause that called for a certain amount of “Baseball Tonight” shows during the regular season.

ESPN and Virk’s lawyers will have to reconcile their varying interpretations of what is confidential and proprietary information.

Virk’s side is also questioning ESPN’s feeling that Virk leaked to reporters on multiple occasions.

ESPN felt Virk went out of his way to ask one of his bosses pointed questions about the company’s baseball plans that had not been covered in any meetings. The information then appeared hours later on Awful Announcing.

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