Fox Sports' President of National Networks Jamie Horowitz was relieved of his duties earlier today.
Earlier: The news was shocking, and it lit up the sports world. Speculation immediately began as to the reason for the firing.
"Everyone at FOX Sports, no matter what role we play, or what business, function or show we contribute to -- should act with respect and adhere to professional conduct at all times," Fox Sports President Eric Shanks said in an internal email. "These values are non-negotiable."
Now, we may have an answer. According to the Los Angeles Times, Horowitz was dismissed shortly after Fox began looking into allegations of sexual harassment at Fox Sports.
Here are some of the details:
Horowitz’s dismissal came less than a week after 21st Century Fox began investigating allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace at Fox Sports. The company hired a law firm, which began interviewing women at Fox Sports about Horowitz’s behavior, according to a person familiar with the investigation who was not authorized to publicly discuss it.
Several women including prominent on-air personalities have already been interviewed about their treatment at Fox Sports, according to two people familiar with the investigation.
Of course, there will be more to follow on this story.
We will keep you updated of any further developments.
Update: Here is a statement from Horowitz's lawyer.
This one isn't going away anytime soon.