Ex-Player Jeremy Roenik Suspended for Joking about Threesome with NBC Co-Worker

Reuters

NBC Sports suspended hockey commentator Jeremy Roenick after comments the former NHL All-Star made on a Barstool Sports podcast about some of his on-air coworkers at NBC, multiple outlets reported Monday.

Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand on Monday published a statement emailed to him by NBC Sports.

“Jeremy Roenick has been suspended indefinitely without pay for making inappropriate comments about his co-workers. We will have no further comment at this time,” the statement read.

According to reports, Roenick made joking remarks about multiple NBC Sports on-air personalities while appearing on Barstool’s Spittin’ Chiclets podcast last Thursday.

While talking about a summer vacation to Portugal that Roenick and his wife took with NBC Sports studio host Kathryn Tappen, Roenick reportedly told a story of how a hotel guest asked him if all three were together.

“I play it off like we’re all going to bed together every night, the three of us,” Roenick said. “If it really came to fruition, that would really be good. But it’s never going to happen.” Roenick later added on the podcast, “Kathryn Tappen is one of the most professional … sports personalities that I know. She is true blue one of my favourite people in the world.”

About former teammate and new NBC Sports analyst Patrick Sharp, Roenick reportedly said, “He is so beautiful, I’d have to think about it if he asked me. I wouldn’t say no right away.”

Read the rest of the story HERE at The National Post website.

Published on December 24, 2019 at 11:00 am by Radio Man

Comments

December 25, 2019 - 7:36 am

Rob Wilson

I read his remarks and considering this is a family program, he crossed the line. I wonder if he had been drinking earlier in the day or was forgetting he is in the public eye. When he was playing as a young man in the 1990s, that would have been different, more understandable. He will continue to work but wont be seen by as large an audience for awhile.


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