The incredible story of the cheating ESPN analyst and the stalking jilted girlfriend

The NY Post has a disturbing and morbidly fascinating account of ESPN’s baseball analyst Steve Phillips’ affair with a 22 year-old production assistant, Brooke Hundley. When Phillips, 46, broke off the relationship after sleeping with Hundley three times this summer she launched a campaign against him, communicating with one of his teenage sons through an alias on Facebook and contacting his wife several times. Phillips has admitted to the affair but claims that Hundley used personal family information she learned from his son to overstate the seriousness of the relationship to his wife.

It all culminated in a scary scene in which Hundley drove to Phillips’ home in Wilton, Connecticut to leave a letter for his wife. When his wife pulled in the driveway and saw Hundley’s car, she tried to block her in by parking her truck across the driveway. Hundley then drove over the lawn, running into a stone column with her car but managing to escape before the police got there.

Phillip’s wife Marni, 40, has since filed for divorce. The couple has four sons, the youngest of which is seven. Phillips is currently on a leave of absence from his job at ESPN. This is not the first time he’s been caught cheating with a woman at work, and he had to take a leave of absence as the general manager of the Mets in the late 90s after admitting a relationship with an employee who later sued him for sexual harassment.

Here’s some of the NY Post’s story. They also have PDF files of the letter that Hundley sent to Phillips’ wife, along with declarations from Phillips, his wife and his son. If you have some time to kill they’re pretty interesting reads, particularly the batsh*t crazy letter from Hundley. I sense a made for TV movie in this family’s future:

ESPN analyst Steve Phillips had a fling with a 22-year-old production assistant, who, after being dumped, taunted his wife with “Fatal Attraction”-like phone calls and a letter that bragged about her sexcapades with Phillips while taking pot shots at their “loveless marriage,” The Post has learned.

The former Met general manager, whose tenure with the team was rocked by admissions of infidelity, confessed to his wife and local cops that he had slept with ESPN assistant Brooke Hundley several times this past summer before dumping her.

In retaliation, the jilted young woman repeatedly phoned Phillips’ wife, Marni, saying, “We both can’t have him!” an explosive police report claims.
Hundley’s desperate actions — including accidentally smashing her car into a stone column while speeding away from the Phillips’ home after leaving the letter — terrified the family, according to the Wilton, Conn., police report.

“I have extreme concerns about the health and safety of my kids and myself,” Steve Phillips said in a police statement, adding that the woman became “obsessive and delusional” after he dumped her.

But Phillips, 46, declined to pursue criminal charges against Hundley, a Bristol, Conn., woman who cops learned may have used an ESPN computer to contact Phillips’ 16-year-old son on Facebook while posing as a high-school classmate.

Phillips — who admitted having multiple affairs with women while working for the Mets — is now being sued for divorce by his 40-year-old wife, the mother of his four sons. Two months ago, Phillips deeded the family’s five-bedroom, multimillion-dollar Wilton home to her.

[From The NY Post]

The Post has photos of the stalking woman in question, and to put it bluntly she’s not cute. In some pictures she’s heavier and is dressed in sporty clothes with no makeup. In other photos she’s thin and plain-looking and trying desperately to look sexy. I feel badly for this family, and it looks like this serial cheater picked the wrong crazy woman to mess with. The odds were against him, as he’s probably been doing this for years and inevitably ended up with a stalker. I think he’s lying though about the seriousness of the relationship and that he did give this girl false hope for something longer term.

Photo credit: NY Post

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  1. TRT says:

    MEN when you look for a mistress at least find a PRETTY ONE, you’ll have something nice to look at! Goodness this one tops all the ugly ones!

  2. Roma says:

    I couldn’t figure out why you posted a picture of Breckin Meyer!

    Guys who cheat and stay with their wives almost always do it with an unattractive girl. She’s easier to hide and shame into silence.

    When you leave your wife, that’s when you do it with a bombshell.

  3. Ana says:

    Roma-that completely makes sense…I was wondering what was up with that.

  4. lin234 says:

    I don’t think there are any pictures of her looking thin. In the pictures that somewhat do, notice it’s only a picture of her face photographed from an angle. And she looks a lot younger in them like she was in high school or something.
    I agree that she’s exceedingly plain.

    He got what’s been coming at him. I don’t understand why he would risk everything to sleep with her. In the picture posted, she has a more manly face than him. I always thought men would be more likely to cheat with an attractive girl. Is the opposite really true?

    If it is then it would make sense why Hugh Grant cheated on Hurley with a hooker. I think one of the late night show people compared that to driving a volvo when you have a jaguar at home.

  5. Firestarter says:

    Okay, first off, if you are going to risk losing your family and being caught in a public scandal, at least go for a Charlize Theron type, not a troll under a bridge type. Trade up! Although it has been my experience men tend to sleep with ANYTHING they can dip their wick into, if they are the cheating kind. Second, never get into an affair at work! Have men learned NOTHING over the last 100 years? Third, his wife should have divorced his ass when this became an ongoing problem. I understand they have children, but it is obvious that this man cannot be trusted. I hope she takes him to the cleaners! Fourth, he isn’t a bad looking dude. WTF is wrong with him?! I think he probably had a nice life with a fairly attractive wife, who apparently loved him, as she stayed way beyond what she probably should have. Fifth- WTF? That woman looks psycho. She looks unbalanced. I can’t put my finger on it, but I would never have hired her at ESPN, much less engaged in an affair with her if I were a man.

    Dumb ass, now he has lost everything, You play, yuou eventually pay!

  6. TRT says:

    That’s exactly my point! To risk EVERYTHING for THIS (or something like this), which is not a treat for the eyes or normal brain (if men really need someone to ‘understand’ them)….

  7. bros says:

    I would slap the nose off that ugly bitch if i ever received a letter full of the names of my sons and intimate family details. the 22 year old fugly shouldnt have spoken those kids’ names and the fact that she was using information about them to drive the knife in deeper is insane. he really did a number on himself getting involved with this one who is all types of crazy and malicious.

  8. Judy says:

    Clicked on all the links, and I, not even being involved, am sitting here shaking. Cannot believe what the wife and her sons have been through. Comparing this to the Fatal Attraction movie was spot on. Sitting here shaking my head in total and utter disbelief!

  9. lin234 says:

    I don’t watch ESPN so I have no idea who he is but anyone can see he’s a handsome man. So I’m guessing his wife is probably pretty attractive and most likely has a better body even after 3 kids than that girl he cheated with.

    I hate to say this but I’d kinda understand it a little if she had a really nice body and a whatever face but THIS girl??

    I’m going to assume she most likely worshiped him (looks, career) and he enjoyed, took advantage of that attention. But STILL…. I just feel sorry for his wife and kids.

    I don’t think she’s crazy though… I mean her actions may have been extreme but you never know what he promised or said to her to lead her to believe they had a chance together. She is still fairly young and what she did screams immature than anything else. This type of behavior seems like a desperate last measure to try and hold onto something that isn’t there.

    He is more than double her age. He should have known better than cheat.

  10. Judy says:

    Anyone have a link for a picture of his wife?

  11. gg says:

    I was sorta thinking that might be a photo of one of their sons …

    He’s a pig.

  12. TRT says:

    Oh, absolutely agree with you!

    I blame him (first), for all the reasons you mentioned.
    But imagine what is his wife going through because of this inexperienced, naïve girl?

  13. Pont Neuf says:

    I think that the real problem here is that men want greener, fresher pastures once they reach a certain age, and they will trade the love and stability that their wives have given them over the years for anything that’s at least 20 years younger. I’ve seen guys who were handsome themselves, leave their very beautiful wives for utter trolls (and I’m speaking about girls who were not only ugly, but also had HORRIBLE personalities), who just happened to be in the 18-25 age range.

    Nonetheless, his wife is either a saint or very greedy, and he is a total slimeball. I know that I shouldn’t be glad that this has happened because his wife and children are not to blame for his proclivity to cheat, but he actually deserves to be publicly humiliated and exposed as a repulsive creep who will sleep with anything. Actually, the batty stalker and he deserve each other: they are both equally disgusting.

  14. lottaluvin says:

    @Roma: thanks for that tid bit of information..I always wondered about that..Glad his wife finally took a stand and is divorcing him..Men like that are serial cheaters so I’m sure his wife has been putting up with his philandering for a long time.

  15. iced opal says:

    LOL Firestarter! You summed it all up perfectly.

  16. gg says:

    Actually, little Miss Thing has gotten a makeover, it looks like. She’s changed her hair color, eye color, and lost a ton of weight — unless this is a photo of her hired phone stalker.

  17. Roma says:

    This is something that’s come up as I’ve watched both friends and people I’ve known professionally cheat on their spouses.

    For men who cheat but don’t want to leave it’s often about power or chasing youth. It’s very easy to have power over someone who is plain – who doesn’t demand that you show them off in public and is often grateful for the attention of an older, more handsome man. I’ve watched very good looking men with beautiful wives cheat with unattractive and often insecure women. Sometimes these guys are married to confident, beautiful women who in turn make make the man feel insecure, hence them looking for someone who will hero worship them.

    I’ve found that the ones who actually leave do so with a more beautiful woman, because they want to show off their conquest. Look at me – I can still get the hot, younger women.

    I think it’s a pattern in society that does show up with “celebrities”. Jude Law’s nanny, anyone? He didn’t mean to be outted. It’s just my theory, but I believe it to be true more often than not.

  18. Firestarter says:

    gg- I agree, maybe a BIT of a makeover, but not a very good one!

  19. Sumodo says:

    EASY. That’s what those girls look like. EASY. SLEAZY. TABLOID COVER GIRL.

  20. danielle says:

    Roma- thanks for the insight. That makes me actually feel bad for the girl, even if she is a loon. And she may have been relatively normal, just young, until this powerful, attractive man got ahold of her and started screwing with head. If he got in trouble for sexual harrassment before, that’s not just an office romance.

  21. Pont Neuf says:

    I don’t think that she had a makeover. Unless she also had some pretty drastic plastic surgery to change the shape of her eyes and her horrible gherkin nose, the girl in that photograph isn’t her. I think that it must be the waitress.

  22. lin234 says:

    Thanks for going into detail. It makes perfect sense. I’m still at a age where my friends are starting to get engaged and a few have just gotten married.

    This should also serve as a warning to young women who get involved with public figures. She’s just starting out and her name is being dragged through the mud. It’s going to be an awkward conversation with a future employer goggles her and this is what pops up.

  23. gg says:

    Damn. I’ve just read the family’s statements. This is Fatal Attraction all right. What a sick girl.

    He’s not all that attractive either. He kinda looks like a monkey to me with faketan.

  24. Codzilla says:

    bros: I totally agree. The fact that this dumb ho discussed the kids by name, and then went into detail about personal family matters is beyond the pale.

    No sympathy for this Brooke creature or Steve (who looks more slimy than attractive to me), but I really feel for his wife and kids. Hope the former Mrs. Phillips takes him for every penny.

  25. Iggles says:

    “I think it’s a pattern in society that does show up with “celebrities”. Jude Law’s nanny, anyone? He didn’t mean to be outted. It’s just my theory, but I believe it to be true more often than not.”

    Totally! Jude Law’s Nanny-gate was an epic FAIL! He went from being the hottest actor in Hollywood to the disliked cad in seconds. His appeal has never recovered and now his good looks has faded. I don’t think he’ll ever experience the level of success he once had.

  26. maddie says:

    First of all cheating has nothing to do with the other woman or other man looks but how they make the person who is cheating feel.

    Most of the people who cheat feel a sense of entitlement because of what they have achieved, Money, Status, Fame.

    Having an extra sex partner is something that they think they earned with all their hard work.

    Plus this crazy stalking freak befriended this idiot’s 16 year old son on face book pretending to be someone who knew him at school and told him how her parents where divorce and since his parents were soon to be divorce she was some one he could talk to.

    Went to the house and left a letter to the wife about how her 2 younger sons where the product of the Phillips attempts to fix their marriage after his first affair.

  27. birdie says:

    He’s cheated with an ugly woman because a more beautiful, more confident woman would have turned down a much older man who a simple google search shows is married. Brooke probably had very little self-confidence and the attention of a handsome, powerful, wealthy older man gave her a sense of confidence she wasn’t used to. Clearly, the attention went straight to her head and she went nuts over him. I don’t think he promised to leave his wife for her, I think he saw this as a brief sexual affair, and she saw this as something much larger.

  28. Cowbell says:

    What is that in the photo with him? It’s hardly a woman – where the hell is her breast line?

    This is a great story. Sounds like it’s Amateur Hour at the Phillips House.

  29. Green Is Good says:

    This bitch is scary. The whole family should get a restraining order against this fug troll psycho.

  30. bo says:

    “overstate the seriousness of the relationship to his wife.”


    when you tell someone’s wife they slept with you 3 times, I can’t think of a lot of ways to overstate the seriousness of that. And I can’t think of any part of it that the wife would hear as “not serious.”

  31. GatsbyGal says:

    Wow, that letter this crazy bitch wrote to his wife is INSANE. I don’t care how much false hope he was giving her, the girl was messed up waaaaaaay before he got involved with her.

  32. CLC says:

    Celebs always seem to get caught up in this stuff. Their egos are massive.
    There are some f’ed up cats out there people, even if you aren’t a celeb be careful who you get involved with.

  33. Madchen says:

    Sounds like he slept around enough until he found his bunny boiler. Good for him.

  34. Toe says:

    A Handsome man would easily look for any normal “slavish” woman that does everything he says.
    If a man want to only cheat and get some, any woman would do. If he really wants to leave, then…the women will be beautiful.
    The pussy doesnt have to come with a beautiful face.

  35. Sumodo says:

    @Iggles Love the Jude Law reference and Nannygate. It even spawned a radio bit called “” where the nannies for hire were “Medusa-like.” This girl, however, is not only EASY SLEAZY TABLOID COVER GIRL, she’s a (right on, Madchen) “bunny boiler.” Sorry, Glenn Close and your sister!

  36. That's not her in the "makeover" picture says:

    gg – Brooke Hundley has very brown eyes and the blonde girl in the picture from the link you provided has very obvious, natural blue eyes. That’s not Brooke Hundley.

  37. Toe says:

    I think this isnt the first time that this girl has gone “freakazoid” on a guy that dumped him. Think about it…u KNOW that he is famous. The possibilties of this going public….this time…her behavious might change her career life forever.

  38. Firestarter says:

    The letter to the wife alone shows what an unstable nut job she is. I have no doubts she is the type that keeps a dossier of everything the man looks like, habits, details about their convos, etc, because she is the type that plans on using it later when she gets the gate and she wants revenge. Like another poster said, this isn’t the first time that she has freaked out on a man after being dumped.

  39. Cinderella says:

    All I can say is what idiots. Both of them. Grow up!

  40. mollination says:

    I’m not one to cry foul when someone cheats or go all freak-out-man-hating-burn-him-at-the-stake : but in this situation I genuinely feel for his wife and kids. I would be so pissed knowing that my husband had done this before and I’d put up with it, only to have him endanger the kids by doing it again with a complete psycho. I’d be pretty damned scared for the kids too. geez.

  41. Cheyenne says:

    I’m betting a dollar to a donut hole that slimeball promised her a lot more than he ever intended to deliver (my wife doesn’t understand me, I’m going to leave my wife in a few months, stand by me while I get up the guts to leave my wife, yadda yadda yadda), and she was dumb/desperate enough to believe it.

    She’s an emotionally immature jackass but he’s a prime shit. How many times has he done this before? I hope the wife takes him to the cleaners. She should have dumped his cheating ass the second time he pulled this shit. He’s probably done this half a dozen times already. Rule #1 for cheated-on wives: Do not take him back more than once.

  42. Hate-doodle says:

    First of all, let me say that I don’t condone what this woman did and agree that she’s pathological. That said however, it kind of annoys me that so many people are surprised that she’s not particularly attractive. It’s as if they’ve never met a plain chunky woman that managed to get herself laid–and maybe even with a decent-looking guy. So in support of what apparently is a tiny, obscure minority of plain, chunky women in this country, I would just like to let everyone know that very, very occasionally we do become the object of someone’s desire, sometimes they even love us, even occasionally going so far as to marry us, and *gasp* sometimes we even procreate and pass our plain chunky genes on to the next generation.

  43. Gigohead says:

    Hate-doodle, I agree with what you said, not all the beautiful ones get the man. LOL.

    I think what boils down here is that this girl clearly is immature and was not prepared to have an affair with a married man. Its so obvious.

    I hope she’s happy. She’s now portrayed as a moron. good going!

  44. mrbaskums says:

    Steve Phillips is a tool. I hope he gets fired for this. She looks like a 16 year old kid and obviously is even less mature.

  45. la chica says:

    he f**ked a fat homely virgin and thought he’d get away with it. except she tumbled in love. and decided to let the whole world know.

  46. I Choose Me says:

    EASY. That’s what those girls look like. EASY. SLEAZY. TABLOID COVER GIRL.

    @sumodo. Oh God, that made me laugh so hard.

  47. jenn says:

    gg et al

    from that link i would say that’s the waitress and not Brook.

    That letter she sent the wife was insane!

  48. Bex says:

    This is why you have to be so careful when you get into ANY relationship with a person. There are unstable people out there and they can become totally unpredictable once they become emotionally involved in someone. Middle of the night tearful phonecalls or a brick through your window from someone you had a few dates with is no fun.

  49. Oh Noes! says:

    (Just the glimmer of a flash of Grandpa gettin’ naked and doing it made me puke up my cookies. Dirty old pee paw wins the pedo bear award of the week)

    and the rest of it??? WTF?

  50. Paulette says:

    The wife seems crazier than the girlfriend. “When his wife pulled in the driveway and saw Hundley’s car, she tried to block her in by parking her truck across the driveway.” Yeah, I’d be freaked out enough to get away by driving on the lawn, too. And THAT led to his bitching about feeling threatened? Please, you sad old drama queen. She just dropped off a letter and the wife flipped. I guess she figured she had the right to make a prisoner of anyone on her property.

    This guy is 46, an admitted serial cheater, has been sued for sexual harassment, and continues to have affairs despite what he put his four (FOUR!) kids through. Am I the only one who thinks he sounds like a predator?

  51. Merridith says:

    How stupid are men, and to risk your marriage and career for such a fat ugly piece of A, men are pathetic.
    I can’t imagine anyone wanting to do that ugly thing even if the person was not married with 4 kids. nasty!

  52. ligeia says:

    she looks like your average american girl from the midwest *shrugs*
    probably why she got so much hate from all the posters here lol…

  53. Question? says:

    Are we sure this is the woman he cheated with? No offense or disrespect intended but “she” kinda looks like a “He” with Long hair??