Jeremy Roenick dismissed by NBC for inappropriate comments: 'Very disappointed and angry'

Ailish Forfar
NHL Editor
Jeremy Roenick addresses the crowd during his induction ceremony into the Phoenix Coyotes Ring of Honor. (Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images)

Jeremy Roenick’s suspension from NBC Sports in December for comments he made about co-workers Kathryn Tappen and Patrick Sharp while a guest on Barstool Sports’ Spittin’ Chiclets podcast appears to have concluded today with a dismissal.

The former NHL star and broadcaster posted a video on Wednesday with the caption “What a Joke!!” in which he announces he will not be returning to NBC Sports.

He states, “I'm very disappointed and angry today” but adds that he will not be gone for long, “I’ll be back better and more motivated to bring you the best entertainment and the best that I have for the game of hockey.”

Roenick made comments on the Dec. 19 episode of the popular hockey podcast in which he described a vacation he took to Portugal with his wife and Tappen, where on multiple occasions people asked if the three of them were together and described joking with them about engaging in group sex.

“I play it off like we’re all going to bed together every night, the three of us. If it really came to fruition, that would really be good, but it’s never going to happen.” Roenick said.

Later in the episode, Roenick spoke about Sharp’s physical appearance as well.

“He is so beautiful, I’d have to think about it if he asked me,” the 49-year-old said. “I wouldn’t say no right away.”

Roenick played 20 seasons in the NHL and had been an analyst for NBC Sports since 2010.

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