Jeremy Roenick won’t return to NBC Sports after suspension

Carrie Guzman
February 15, 2020

Things went from bad to worse for Jeremy Roenick today, and the longtime National Hockey League player-turned-commentator isn't happy about it.

Roenick on Wednesday afternoon tweeted a video message on the decision, alongside the comment "What a Joke!"

Shortly after the inappropriate comments, Roenick did have plenty of positive things to say about his friend and now former co-worker, complimenting Tappen's work ethic, preparedness and professionalism.

Roenick was a guest on a December 19 episode of Barstool Sports' Spittin' Chiclets podcast and joked about wanting to have a threesome with his wife and Kathryn Tappen, another NBC Sports host.

Roenick made that announcement himself in a video posted to Twitter Wednesday afternoon.

"I will not be returning to NBC", Roenick said in the video he captioned, "What a joke!" "Though disappointed, I'm also grateful that I've had my opportunity to share my love, my passion, my knowledge of the game with millions of people, millions of fans, and for that, I thank you".

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".

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Roenick also thanks the fans who've stood by him, saying their support has been "overwhelming".

Jeremy Roenick revealed on Wednesday that he will not rejoin the NBC Sports broadcast team after getting a suspension for unsuitable remarks he made on the December 19 edition of Barstool's "Spittin' Chiclets" podcast. "But it's never going to happen".

Later in the interview, Roenick called Sharp "so beautiful" and said: "I'd have to think about it if he asked me".

Roenick said this was not the end of his broadcasting career.

"It's good to have a lovely face that talks well, that knows the game because it's totally the opposite when me and Anson get on there", he joked.

Roenick signed up with NBC Sports in 2010 as a studio analyst after playing 20 years in the National Hockey League, hanging out with the Blackhawks, Coyotes, Flyers, Sharks and Kings.

After the podcast had aired, Tappen said the comments were "unacceptable", according to a statement sent through an NBC spokesperson.

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