NBC suspends Jeremy Roenick for inappropriate comments on podcast
NBC has suspended Jeremy Roenick indefinitely without pay for inappropriate comments made about his co-workers during a recent appearance on the "Spittin' Chiclets" podcast, the network announced on Monday, according to Stephen Whyno of The Associated Press.
On the podcast, Roenick discussed a vacation to Portugal when he and his wife traveled with co-worker Kathryn Tappen, and he made multiple references to the three having sex together.
"I play it off like we're going to bed together every night, the three of us," Roenick said. "If it really came to fruition, that would be really good, but it's never going to happen."
Roenick went on to say Tappen is "one of the most professional sports personalities I know."
Later in the episode, Roenick discussed fellow NHL on NBC panelists and former NHLers Patrick Sharp and Anson Carter.
Roenick called Sharp beautiful, saying "I'd have to think about it if he asked me."
"I wouldn't say no right away," he added.
"It's good to have a beautiful face that talks well that knows the game because it's totally the opposite when me and Anson get on there," Roenick continued.
Roenick has been with NBC since 2010. He was hired shortly after his 20-year playing career ended.