Breitbart: NBC has fired hockey analyst Jeremy Roenick after “inappropriate” comments made last year about one of his co-workers.
“I’m very disappointed and angry today. I will not be returning to NBC,” Roenick said in a video posted to social media, “What a joke!”
The network had already taken the step of suspending the former NHL player at the end of December for comments made during a podcast earlier that month.
Roenick, who has been with NBC since 2010, appeared on the Spittin Chiclets podcast from Barstool Sports on December 19, where he made remarks about co-workers Kathryn Tappen, Anson Carter, and Patrick Sharp that his network bosses deemed untoward.
After the podcast became an issue, the network suspended the commentator.
“Jeremy Roenick has been suspended indefinitely without pay for making inappropriate comments about his co-workers,” NBC Sports said in a statement on Dec. 23. “We will have no further comment at this time.”
On the podcast, Roenick joked about having sex with his co-workers and made rude comments about Kathryn Tappen’s looks during their shared vacation in Portugal. read more