Kathryn Tappen issues response to ‘unacceptable’ Jeremy Roenick comments
On Tuesday, NBC Sports host Kathryn Tappen responded to the comments that got Jeremy Roenick suspended indefinitely.
Roenick joked about “going to bed” with both his wife and Tappen, adding that while it would never happen, it “would really be good.” That earned him a suspension, and Tappen called her colleague’s comments “unacceptable” in a brief statement released by NBC Sports.
Statement from @KathrynTappen on @Jeremy_Roenick's comments (provided by NBC Sports PR): “While Jeremy and I continue to be good friends, what he said was unacceptable, especially among workplace colleagues. I do not condone his comments.” https://t.co/fiYp10rK9t
— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) December 24, 2019
Tappen has been put in a deeply unpleasant situation publicly, and she shouldn’t really have to say this. The fallout for Roenick, meanwhile, is just beginning. NBC has only said that his suspension is indefinite, and they have not gone any further in stating if and when they’ll actually put a timetable on it.