Hockey analyst Jeremy Roenick is out at NBC.
Roenick, who was suspended indefinitely without pay over a month ago for making inappropriate comments about his co-workers on Barstool Sports’ Spittin’ Chiclets podcast, made the announcement himself in a video posted to Twitter Wednesday afternoon.
“I’m very disappointed and angry today. I will not be returning to NBC,” Roenick said in the video he captioned, “What a joke!”
While appearing on the popular hockey podcast that went live on Dec. 19, Roenick recounted a trip he took to Portugal last summer with his wife and co-worker Kathryn Tappen. However, the story took a tasteless turn.
“I was the king of Portugal,” Roenick said. “When you walk into every place and you have two blond bombshells on each side … your chest pops out a lot more.”
Then he recalled when a woman approached him to ask if his wife and Tappen were both with him, to which Roenick replied, “Yes, they are.”
“And then Kathryn says, ‘Will you shut up?’ She starts yelling at me,” he continued. “I play it off like, you know, we’re going to bed together every night, the three of us. Now, if it really came to fruition, that would really be good, but it’s never going to happen.”
Later in the podcast, Roenick turned the conversation toward Patrick Sharp, a fellow hockey analyst on NBC. The conversation moved over to whether Roenick, who was teammates with Sharp during their time on the Flyers, would sleep with Sharp.
”He is so beautiful. I’d have to think about it if he asked me,” Roenick said.
“Oh God, yeah,” one host said.
“I wouldn’t say no right away,” Roenick replied.
Roenick did say positive things about both Sharp and Tappen during his time on the show, complimenting their professionalism and stating how much he enjoys working with them. But NBC announced his suspension five days later.
Tappen released a statement through an NBC spokesperson shortly after Roenick’s suspension.
“While Jeremy and I continue to be good friends, what he said was unacceptable,” she said. “Especially among workplace colleagues. I do not condone his comments.”
Roenick joined NBC Sports in 2010 as a studio analyst, appearing on NBC Sports Group’s NHL coverage on NHL Live and NHL Overtime, NBCSN’s pregame and postgame shows. He also served as a men’s and women’s Olympic hockey studio analyst at the last three Winter Olympics.