Steve Phillips Admits To Sex Addiction and Brooke Hundley Affair on TODAY Show
Former ESPN analyst Steve Phillips lost his job after news of his sex scandal with production assistant Brooke Hundley surfaced last August. He broke his silence on The TODAY Show this morning, saying that he’s “fully responsible” and that he can’t blame his addiction to sex.
“People look at sex addiction as an excuse; it’s not an excuse. I’m fully responsible for everything that I did and accept responsibility for that,” Phillips said. The interview is his first since leaving the Gentle Path sex addiction program at the same Mississippi treatment center that is said to have just finished treating fellow philanderer Tiger Woods.
Phillips also knows the pain he’s inflicted on his wife. “I’ve broken my wife’s heart,” he said. “I’ve damaged her and our relationship in a terrible way.” He continued: “I think of all that my family’s gone through. People choose to participate in a relationship, but my wife and kids didn’t. With what my wife and kids have gone through, the trauma that they’ve faced, not only from having a father and a husband that’s a sex addict, but the trauma of the media attention, they’ve been through a lot.”
Phillips knows it won’t be easy to regain the trust of his wife. “I’m working my tail off to try to save my marriage,” he said. “I don’t know what the ultimate result will be.”