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ESPN Fires Sportscaster Adnan Virk, Accused of Leaks to the Media

”Adnan Virk no longer works at ESPN,“ the company says

ESPN has fired sportscaster Adnan Virk after an internal investigation determined he had leaked confidential company information to the press, a person familiar with the matter told TheWrap.

“Adnan Virk no longer works at ESPN,” a company rep said in response to an emailed inquiry on Monday.

According to a source familiar with the situation, the network discovered that Virk shared company intel after he was uncooperative with an internal leak investigation. On Friday, he was fired and escorted out of ESPN’s company offices in Bristol, Conn.

ESPN declined to comment on what information Virk had leaked or the details of its internal probe. The story was first reported in the New York Post. Virk also declined to comment on the matter.

The Canadian broadcaster had been a rising star at the network, where he worked in a number of high-profile hosting roles after being hired in 2010.

He most recently co-hosted the network’s regular “Baseball Tonight” program — replacing Steve Berthiaume in 2013.

Virk had been a trailblazing anchor for ESPN and became the network’s first Muslim sportscaster when he was hired.