Jeremy Roenick not returning to NBC

Tanya Simon
February 15, 2020

He apologized for his comments a few weeks later: "I want to take this opportunity to apologize to NBC Sports, Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp, Anson Carter for some insensitive comments that I made on a recent podcast", he said on in a video posted on his Twitter account.

After being fired Wednesday, Roenick told his side of the story on Twitter, calling his dismissal a "joke".

Roenick, 50, said this was not the end of his broadcasting career.

An NBC Sports spokesman acknowledged Roenick would not return with a brief statement: "Confirmed".

In a 36-second video posted on his Twitter account at 2:12 p.m., the former National Hockey League star revealed his status.

"I will not be returning to NBC", Roenick said in a video he posted Wednesday.

Roenick also thanked the fans who have stood by him, saying their support has been "overwhelming".

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Issues went from unhealthy to worse for Jeremy Roenick at this time, and the longtime National Hockey League player-turned-commentator isn't completely happy about it. NBC Sports, which had suspended Roenick throughout Christmas week over inappropriate feedback a couple of colleague in a podcast, stated that he is not going to be returning to his job.

On the podcast, Roenick discussed a vacation to Portugal with his wife and Tappen where he made repeated references to the NBC Sports anchor's appearance and joked about the possibility of the three of them having sex together.

"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. Including, "I never meant to offend anyone and I definitely went too far and for that, I deeply regret it".

When the conversation turned to Sharp, Roenick said, "He is so lovely". "I will not be returning to NBC".

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

Roenick, the third American-born player to score 500 goals in the National Hockey League, played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings.

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