NBC suspends Jeremy Roenick for 'inappropriate comments'


Late last week, NBCSN's National Hockey League analyst Jeremy Roenick went on Barstool Sports' Spittin' Chiclets podcast and made gross, demeaning comments about his co-workers that violate not just professional boundaries but those of friendships as well.

Sports host Kathryn Tappen is not happy with Jeremy Roenick.

When Roenick, 49, appeared on the December 19 episode of the podcast, he repeatedly made references to co-host Kathryn Tappen's appearance during a story he told about vacationing with his wife and Tappen in Portugal.

"Bro, when you walk into every place and you have two blond bombshells on each side - I'm telling you, your chest pops out a lot more", he said. "I do not condone his comments", she said. He was later suspended indefinitely by the network.

"I play it off like we're going to bed together every night, the three of us", he said during a story referencing when a resort worker asked about the arrangement.

Roenick later added on the podcast, "Kathryn Tappen is one of the most professional ... sports personalities that I know".

In the same podcast, talk turned to Sharp, whom Roenick described as "so attractive", and whether Roenick would sleep with him.

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There's no gray line here with what Roenick said, about Tappen or Sharp. "If it really came to fruition, that would really be good".

Roenick later noted Tappen's professionalism and how his wife is good friends with the respected former NESN anchor.

"I'd have to think about it if [Sharp] asked me. I wouldn't say no right away", he said. Neither Tappen, Sharp, nor Carter has yet commented publicly about Roenick's remarks.

He also called Sharp, a former teammate, "one of the greatest, greatest guys on the planet" and said, "I think he's been great for NBC".

He played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks over 18 seasons, and won a silver medal playing for Team USA in the 2002 Winter Olympics.

In 2010, he joined NBC Sports as a studio analyst.