Former NHL player Jeremy Roenick won't be returning to NBC Sports, a network spokesperson confirmed Wednesday, a little more than a month after he was suspended without pay for making inappropriate comments about his coworkers while on a podcast.
Fox News reports Roenick broke the news himself on Twitter, posting a video titled "What a Joke!!" In the video, he says he was angry and disappointed about NBC's decision.
What a Joke!! pic.twitter.com/Evis1XR2cD— Jeremy Roenick (@Jeremy_Roenick) February 12, 2020
He adds that he plans to return to broadcasting at some point, “better and more motivated to bring you the best entertainment and the best that I have for the game of hockey.”
Roenick was suspended by the network indefinitely just before Christmas, days after he discussed a vacation to Portugal that he took with his wife and co-broadcaster Kathryn Tappen in which he joked about the idea of the three of them having sex together.
Tappen issued a statement at the time, criticizing Roenick's comments.
“While Jeremy and I continue to be good friends, what he said was unacceptable, especially among workplace colleagues. I do not condone his comments," Tappen said.
Roenick had worked with NBC since 2010 and previously played 20 seasons in the NHL for several teams, including the Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers, San Jose Sharks, Arizona Coyotes and Los Angeles Kings.