NBC Sports suspends Jeremy Roenick for inappropriate comments about co-workers

NBC Sports suspends Jeremy Roenick for inappropriate comments about co-workers
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Former NHL forward Jeremy Roenick was reportedly suspended by NBC Sports on Monday following sexually charged comments he made about his co-workers on a podcast.

A spokesman for NBC Sports told the Chicago Tribune that Roenick had been suspended indefinitely without pay. The suspension comes after Roenick appeared on the "Spittin' Chiclets" podcast, where the hockey commentator suggested that he wanted to sleep with fellow hosts Kathryn Tappen and Patrick Sharp.

"I play it off like we're going to bed together every night, the three of us," he said of his wife and Tappen, according to the Tribune. "If it really came to fruition, that would really be good, but it's never going to happen."

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Sharp, he added on the episode, is "a beautiful face that talks well that knows the game," adding that he himself was the opposite.

"I'd have to think about it if he asked me. ... I wouldn't say no right away," he added, appearing to suggest that he would have sex with Sharp as well.

Roenick joined NBC Sports in 2010 after playing professional hockey for several decades, including for the Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers.

An NBC spokesman told the Tribune that the network would not issue further comment at this time.