15 Scandals That Rocked ESPN

Mike Tirico’s history of harassment

Mike Tirico of ESPN

Longtime broadcaster Mike Tirico became one of the most respected voices at ESPN during his 25-year stint there. But, his career in Bristol was not without multiple blemishes. From an incident in the early 1990’s where he stuck his hand in between the thighs of a young production assistant (who repeatedly stated having no interest in Tirico), to sending a series of emails to another production assistant — who happened to be friends with Tirico’s fiancée (and future wife) Debbie — indicating that he wanted to sleep with her, Tirico was known as a serial harasser.

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