Jamie Horowitz, who oversaw programming and digital news operations for Fox Sports, was abruptly fired Monday after two years on the job.
The move was "fully warranted," Daniel Petrocelli, a lawyer for Fox Sports, said in a statement released Monday by the company. He didn't offer any specifics.
Fox Sports President Eric Shanks, in an email to employees announcing Horowitz's exit, alluded to a question of conduct. Fox Sports is an arm of media magnate Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox.
"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...