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Jerry Remy returning to broadcast Red Sox games this season

Jerry Remy NESNGreat news: The president of Red Sox nation will be back in the booth this season.

Jerry Remy announced Monday that he will be back in his familiar role as color commentator for Red Sox games on NESN this season. Remy took a leave from broadcasting Sox games on Aug. 15 after his son, Jared, was accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death. RemDawg has also battled depression and lung cancer, but he received a clean bill of health and is going back to the Sawx after receiving encouragement from his wife and others.

In his press conference announcing his return, Remy answered some questions about parenting, the status of his grandchildren (he’s applied for custody), and how things have been for him emotionally over the past several months. You can read the transcript of his full Q&A session over at WEEI.com.

What transpired with Remy’s son is truly awful and there is no way around that. But that wasn’t Jerry who allegedly murdered the woman. He may feel terribly about it, have regrets, and question his parenting, but he is not the person who committed the crime. Hopefully he will get over it as much as possible and not blame himself.

I’m really happy that he will be back. Red Sox games are not the same without him calling them.

H/T SI’s The Wire

Jerry Remy to miss rest of season

Jerry Remy NESNBoston Red Sox color commentator Jerry Remy will miss the rest of the season, the team and broadcast partner NESN announced on Thursday night.

Remy, who is the president of Red Sox Nation and a beloved Boston sports figure, is taking the rest of the season off in light of the murder tragedy surrounding his family.

Remy’s son, Jared, was arrested and charged with murdering his girlfriend Jennifer Martel on Aug. 15. Jerry has not broadcasted since then.

“I am full of grief for the Martel family,” Remy said in a statement provided by NESN and the Red Sox on Thursday night, via the Boston Globe.

“My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to them. My wife and I are sick about this senseless tragedy. It’s clear this isn’t the time for me to return to broadcasting Red Sox games. It’s my hope that I can do so in the spring. I thank NESN and the Red Sox for their support through this nightmare.”

NESN said Remy would be welcomed back next season if he wants to return.

Remy’s son Jared has been in trouble with the law numerous times in the last 15 years. He has a history of domestic violence incidents and was part of a steroids scandal involving the Sox. Remy’s daughter Jenna also had a disturbing arrest in July.

Jerry Remy’s daughter Jenna had a crazy arrest in July

The bizarre and alarming behavior of Jerry Remy’s daughter Jenna has a whole new meaning in light of her brother’s horrible actions on Thursday.

Jerry Remy NESNJared Remy, the son of the beloved Boston Red Sox broadcaster, was arrested and charged with stabbing his girlfriend to death at their home on Thursday night. In our write-up on the murder, Steve DelVecchio mentioned that it has been an extraordinarily difficult past few months for the Sox broadcaster (pictured at right).

Jenna Remy was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest, wanton malicious defacement, and misdemeanor breaking and entering, after police were called to her ex-boyfriend’s apartment on July 25. Larry Brown Sports obtained a copy of the police report from the incident, and it’s quite a doozy.

Police were called to the Somerville, Mass., home of Remy’s ex-boyfriend, who complained that Jenna was outside trying to break in. When police arrived, they saw the back screen door indented and kicked in, and they found Jenna inside standing in the dark, talking on her cell phone. They noted that she seemed to be on some substance. Police asked Jenna to come outside, but there was a delay so they entered to try removing her from the home. That’s when things got crazy.

[Related: Jared Remy spent time in jail for beating up ex-girlfriend in 2005]

Jenna reportedly tried to break away from police, so they handcuffed her. Police state that Jenna kicked one officer in the butt as he bent down to pick up her cell phone. She also supposedly kicked another officer in the groin on two occasions. The police tried administering a burst of pepper spray to subdue her, and one of the officers got sprayed in the process. She was “screaming and jerking her body about in a tumultuous manner” as the officers tried taking her out of the home.

Jenna was taken to the police station and ended up facing that litany of charges listed earlier. Ready for this? She and her ex-boyfriend had broken up around June 2011, which was over two years earlier.

Remy’s boots were taken by police as evidence. While being booked, she told police that she was under the influence and said something to the effect of admitting that she was a drunken fool.

The Somerville News first reported details of the arrest.

Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy’s son Jared arrested and charged with murder

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Jared Remy, the son of beloved Boston Red Sox broadcaster and former Sox second baseman Jerry Remy, was arrested on Thursday night and charged with murder after he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend Jennifer Martel to death in their apartment.

Remy is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday at the same courthouse where he appeared on Wednesday after being accused of assaulting Martel. He had been released on personal recognizance after Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan said the bail recommendation from Martel’s camp was “based on a totality of circumstances.”

According to the Boston Globe, Waltham police responded to a call from Remy’s apartment complex at about 9 p.m. on Thursday night. They found Martel bleeding from multiple stab wounds on the back patio of the couple’s apartment. Martel’s daughter was reportedly home at the time her mother was killed.

Some of you may know Jared Remy, an avid weightlifter, from a steroid scandal that took place when he worked as a security staff member for the Red Sox several years ago. He and a second staff member were found to have used steroids, which led Major League Baseball to investigate whether he helped supply players with performance-enhancing drugs during the 2008 season. No players were implicated, and Remy later admitted to using steroids but claimed he never gave drugs to any of his coworkers. He was fired in 2009.

[Related: Jared Remy spent time in jail for beating up ex-girlfriend in 2005]

The past year has been very tough for Jerry Remy, who is also battling lung cancer. Back in July, Remy’s daughter Jenna Remy was arrested and brought up on several charges after she allegedly broke into her ex-boyfriend’s house and had to be pepper sprayed to get her under control.

Remy will likely miss some time in the Red Sox booth in the wake of the latest tragedy.

Photo via Twitter/Boston Globe Sports