Sports Now

Sports news from Los Angeles and beyond

« Previous Post | Sports Now Home | Next Post »

Erin Andrews has been receiving death threats; FBI has identified sender

April 2, 2010 |  6:38 pm


ESPN reporter Erin Andrews has been getting death threats since September, and the FBI has identified the sender, according to Andrews' attorney, Marshall Grossman.

Grossman said Friday that a media outlet had received at least a dozen e-mails, which have grown increasingly violent and have threatened Andrews with murder, since September.

Grossman says the e-mails discuss the case of Michael David Barrett, who last month was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for stalking Andrews.

A message left by the Associated Press for an FBI spokeswoman was not immediately returned.

Andrews has been a contestant this season on "Dancing with the Stars," which has beefed up security around Andrews while she is on set.

We will have more on this developing story later on

-- Houston Mitchell

Photo: Erin Andrews speaks with the media outside the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on March 15 after Michael David Barrett was sentenced to 30 months in jail. Credit: Andrew Gombert / EPA