NBC Sports hockey analyst Jeremy Roenick apologizes for inappropriate comments
NBC Sports hockey analyst Jeremy Roenick, who was suspended last month for inappropriate comments he made about co-workers during a podcast, issued a public apology Saturday.
"I never meant to offend anyone and I definitely went too far, and for that, I deeply regret it," he said in a video posted on his Twitter account.
Roenick was suspended by the network after appearing on the Spittin' Chiclets podcast and discussing colleagues Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp and Anson Carter.
He complimented Tappen's work but also discussed a vacation to Portugal with his wife and Tappen, where he made repeated references to the NBC Sports anchor’s appearance. He also made inappropriate comments about Sharp and Carter.
After the suspension, Tappen said in a statement that while she and Roenick remained friends, his comments were "unacceptable" and she did not condone them.
Roenick said in his apology Saturday that he had talked to everyone involved.
"I always tried to act professional," he said. "I always tried to entertain and this time, I went too far. And I will make sure in the future that I’m mindful of people’s feelings, the sensitivities of my co-workers and of all you, my loving fans.
"I hope to see you on air soon. I hope you can accept my apologies."
Contributing: Associated Press
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