Former NHL Star Suspended By NBC Sports For Comments About Threesome With Wife, Female Host

On Monday, former NHL forward Jeremy Roenick, who has appeared on the network since 2010, was suspended indefinitely by NBC Sports for comments he made on a Spittin’ Chiclets podcast about coworkers, including joking about a threesome with his wife and reporter Kathryn Tappen.
Roenick was speaking about a vacation he took in Portugal when he recalled:
I went with my wife and Kathryn Tappen. I was the king of Portugal; I swear to God …  Bro, when you walk into every place and you have two blonde bombshells on each side and nobody — I’m telling you, your chest pops up a lot more … It was so funny, I was in the pool, we’re in the pool one day in Portugal, we’re down in the Algarve, nice little hotel, beautiful resort, and it’s a small little pool, and I’m swimming with my wife and Kathryn, and they’ve got their bikinis on, and they look f***ing smokin’, right? A** and Boobs everywhere, it’s great. It’s great. By the way, if you’re gonna go with two blondes, go someplace in the summer where the pool is.
Kathryn’s great … I’ll tell you a story. All of a sudden this older lady was sitting there with her husband and she’s staring at us the whole time. And finally I think her curiosity rose to a level where she’s like, “I gotta figure out what the hell’s going on here.” And she walked right into the pool and comes right up to us to say, “Okay. What’s the situation? Tell me what’s going on?” I just said, “I’m having a very, very wonderful trip.” That’s what I said to her. And she’s like, “Are they both with you?” And I said, “Yes, they are.” And Kathryn says, “Will you shut up!” She starts yellin’ at me.
I play it off like we’re going to bed together, every night, the three of us; my wife and Kathryn are very close friends, and they scream and yell at me, but listen, it’s worth the yelling. There’s no question. Absolutely. If it really came to fruition, that would really be good, but it’s never going to happen.” 
One host asked, “Did you ever have conversations with her about hard it was and is to be a female in a male-dominated industry?”
Roenick responded, “She talks about it all the time; Kathryn talks about it all the time.”
Host: She doesn’t give a s***, though, she comes off as very calm.
Roenick: Bro, I’m tellin’ you right now, Kathryn Tappen is one of the most professional people, and I’m sayin’, not women/men; just across the board, one of the most professional sports personalities that I know. Whether it’s doing football, whether it’s NFL or doing the Notre dame games, she is as prepared as anyone. Her personal life takes a back seat to what she does for television. She wants people to respect her for her knowledge of sports, not just because she’s a pretty face. 
Later in the podcast, the Daily Mail reported, Roenick called fellow hockey broadcaster and former teammate Patrick Sharp “one of the greatest, greatest guys on the planet,” adding, I think he’s been great for NBC. He termed Sharp “so beautiful,” joking, “I’d have to think about it if he asked me. … I wouldn’t say no right away.” Referring to fellow broadcaster Anson Carter, he said of Sharp, “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.”
Tappen later responded to the report of Roenick’s remarks, stating, “While Jeremy and I continue to be good friends, what he said was unacceptable, especially among workplace colleagues. I do not condone his comments.”
Former NHL Star Suspended By NBC Sports For Comments About Threesome With Wife, Female Host Former NHL Star Suspended By NBC Sports For Comments About Threesome With Wife, Female Host Reviewed by CUZZ BLUE on December 25, 2019 Rating: 5

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