Jeremy Roenick won't return to NBC Sports after suspension

Ross Houston
February 15, 2020

The former National Hockey League star was suspended indefinitely in late December after making sexually suggestive comments about co-workers on a podcast.

At all times recognized for being outspoken and typically controversial, even throughout his taking part in days, Roenick stated in a video posted on social media: "I'm very upset and offended at this time".

Despite his banishment by NBC, Roenick vowed to return to the NHL scene and promised to be "better and more motivated to bring you the best entertainment and the best that I have for the game of hockey". A community spokesman confirmed Roenick's dismissal to the Related Press, including that NBC Sports would don't have any additional remark. "We have no further comment".

Later in the podcast, he also discussed how attractive he thinks former NHLer Patrick Sharp is in comparison to himself and Carter.

"I play it off like we're going to bed together every night, the three of us", he said on the podcast "Spittin' Chiclets", about when someone asked about their situation at the resort. And he described Sharp as "so lovely". Roenick said they went on vacation together because his wife, Tracy, and Tappen are good friends.

Tappen responded with a press release: "Whereas Jeremy and I proceed to be good mates, what he mentioned was unacceptable, particularly amongst office colleagues". "By the way, if you're going to go [on vacation] with two blondes, go someplace in the summer where the pool is at". Roenick said he replied, "Yes, they are".

"I was the king of Portugal", Roenick said.

"And then Kathryn says, 'Will you shut up?' She starts yelling at me", Roenick added. In 2006, The Newark Star-Ledger reported that Roenick was one of several National Hockey League players implicated in Operation Slapshot - an investigation into a nationwide gambling ring launched by the New Jersey State Police. He had been an analyst at NBC Sports since 2010. "I don't condone his feedback".

During his long career, the Boston-born centreman toiled for the Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers, Arizona Coyotes, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks.

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