Marly Rivera is in need of another job at another company after ESPN decided to fire her immediately for directing vulgar language toward another journalist.
Andrew Marchand of The New York Post dropped the news this week that the Worldwide Leader in Sports said Rivera “no longer works here” after she was caught on video calling Ivón Gaete a “f—-g c–t” at Yankee Stadium.
Through it all, she released a lengthy statement where she claimed she was being singled out.
“I fully accept responsibility for what I said, which I should not have. There were extenuating circumstances, but that in no way is an excuse for my actions,” Rivera said. “I am a professional with a sterling reputation across baseball, and I do believe that I am being singled out by a group of individuals with whom I have a long history of professional disagreements.”
On Wednesday, she appeared to take a break from everything as her social media accounts were disabled shortly after The Post’s Andrew Marchand was first to report the incident.
Not helping matters is that Gaete is married to John Blundell, MLB’s vice president of communications. Rivera thinks the situation resulted in her firing because of past disputes with Blundell.
Prior to her dismissal, Rivera was a contributor to ESPN and ESPN Deportes and had worked for Major League Baseball Advanced Media and Univision Communications.
Besides her contributions to sports, Rivera has done philanthropic work to support Puerto Rico after the impact of Hurricane Maria. She has been named one of “The 30 Most Influential Hispanics in Sports” by Sports Illustrated.
She is also a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in sports journalism and is committed to mentoring young journalists.
Hopefully, she can learn from this terrible moment and not let it define her going forward.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.