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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Jeremy Roenick suspended indefinitely by NBC for inappropriate comments about coworkers

NBC Sports came down hard on NHL analyst Jeremy Roenick for comments he made about his coworkers on a podcast.

Roenick received an indefinite suspension without pay for sexual comments he made about NBC colleagues Kathryn Tappen and Patrick Sharp in an appearance on Barstool Sports’ “Spittin’ Chiclets” podcast. Roenick discussed going on vacation with both his wife and Tappen, adding that he joked with a hotel guest about their “situation.”

“I play it off like we’re going to bed together every night, the three of us,” Roenick said, via TMZ Sports. He added that while such a situation would never happen, “if it really came to fruition, that would really be good.”

He later praised Tappen as “one of the most professional sports personalities I know.”

Roenick also called Sharp “beautiful” and said “I’d have to think about it if he asked me … I wouldn’t say no right away.”

The NHL star-turned-analyst has never been shy about sharing controversial opinions. NBC probably likes his style when it comes to giving opinions about what happens on the ice, but they clearly weren’t expecting him to speak about his coworkers that way, jokingly or not.

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