By Evan Bleier / March 16, 2019

Fired ESPN Host Agrees Not to Sue After Being Hired By Old Boss at New Network

Adnan Virk and the Worldwide Leader have settled their differences without going to court.

ESPN Studio Anchor Adnan Virk during the ESPN College Football Pregame Show on December 30, 2016, at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL (Photo by Doug Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
ESPN Studio Anchor Adnan Virk during the ESPN College Football Pregame Show on December 30, 2016, at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL (Photo by Doug Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

A former ESPN broadcaster who planned to sue after being fired has agreed to shelve his lawsuit after finding work with another network.

Adnan Virk, who was fired last month because ESPN felt he had leaked privileged information to other media outlets, had been plotting to sue.

But, after taking a new position as a baseball host for the sports streaming service DAZN (which is run by former ESPN boss John Skipper), Virk has instead worked out his differences with his former employer. Skipper and other DAZN executives look at Virk as potentially being the face of the platform.

Under the terms of the agreement, Virk will be released from the final two years of his contract with the ESPN, but won’t be paid for them.

“I’d like to thank the wonderful people who I worked with at ESPN for making my experiences over 9 years there so memorable,” Virk said in a statement. “While the Company and I may disagree about the specific circumstances surrounding my departure, we all collectively agree it’s time to move forward. I’m so grateful to my wonderful family and friends for their support and am eager for what lies ahead.”

Prior to landing the new gig, Virk maintained he had done nothing wrong which would have justified ESPN terminating him. “I categorically deny that I leaked any confidential or proprietary information,” he said.

Following the latest resolution, ESPN also released a statement: “ESPN and Adnan Virk have agreed not to litigate our differences and are moving on. We wish Adnan the best of luck with his career.”

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