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NBC suspends Jeremy Roenick for inappropriate comments

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Bit of an update:

 

https://www.thescore.com/nhl/news/1913224

 

NHL on NBC host Kathryn Tappen released a statement Tuesday condemning the recent comments made by co-worker Jeremy Roenick that led to his indefinite suspension from the network.

"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, according to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal.

Roenick was suspended Monday without pay for inappropriate comments he made during his appearance on the "Spittin' Chiclets" podcast. The former NHLer brought up a trip to Portugal in which he, his wife, and Tappen traveled together, and he made multiple references to the three of them having sex.

 
 

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

Roenick, who's been with NBC since 2010, later said Tappen is "one of the most professional sports personalities I know." 

He hasn't commented on the matter since his suspension.

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NOT condoning this ignorant type of behaviour,.

 

But didn’t a president once say “ if you grab em by the p$$$y, they’ll do what ever you want” ?

 

...this is what’s wrong in the U.S. .. s#!# flows down hill,. If you don’t fix the problem at the source,  it’s ok?

 

 

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14 minutes ago, canuck73_3 said:

Truly amazing how many people don't get this. 

Ignorance, arrogance, entitled etc., what ever you want to call it. These people just won’t figure it out. 

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20 minutes ago, canuck73_3 said:

Truly amazing how many people don't get this. 

Genuine question - would it be okay if they no longer worked together?  Let's say she no longer is with nbc

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4 minutes ago, Bob.Loblaw said:

Genuine question - would it be okay if they no longer worked together?  Let's say she no longer is with nbc

Why would she have to leave/quit for comments her coworker made?

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57 minutes ago, Bob.Loblaw said:

Genuine question - would it be okay if they no longer worked together?  Let's say she no longer is with nbc

Genuine question - If it's ok to make these comments why would she have to no longer work there? 

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1 hour ago, Toews said:

Jokes like these make women uncomfortable, it is possible that the intent is largely innocent but voicing it out loud in public is putting the thought there in the minds of your audience. Not everyone listening has the same values or the same level of restraint. I wonder how many of the people condoning these actions would be fine with it if this was said about their SO or their mother/sister and distributed for mass consumption under the guise of entertainment. 

Exactly. 

 

If this happened to someone close to them (partner, mother, sister, daughter, good friend, etc), how many would say..."it was just a joke and ask them to let it go and turn the other cheek".

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13 hours ago, BPA said:

Exactly. 

 

If this happened to someone close to them (partner, mother, sister, daughter, good friend, etc), how many would say..."it was just a joke and ask them to let it go and turn the other cheek".

I think there's a bit of an age thing going on here, if you're GenX or older you probably have at least one dumb friend like this that still says stupid things and you don't take it or them seriously. The co-worker still calls him a friend so my guess is this is somewhat of the case here. The behaviour is stupid for sure, but I think depending on age people might view the severity though different lenses. 

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26 minutes ago, Jimmy McGill said:

I think there's a bit of an age thing going on here, if you're GenX or older you probably have at least one dumb friend like this that still says stupid things and you don't take it or them seriously. The co-worker still calls him a friend so my guess is this is somewhat of the case here. The behaviour is stupid for sure, but I think depending on age people might view the severity though different lenses. 

Dumb friends exist regardless of age. :lol:

 

I can laugh it off cuz it's an understanding between them and me.  And it's a private conversation.  If it's not a close personal relationship, then most likely rude comments are crossing the line.

 

In JR case, he was on the radio.

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15 hours ago, Toews said:

Jokes like these make women uncomfortable, it is possible that the intent is largely innocent but voicing it out loud in public is putting the thought there in the minds of your audience. Not everyone listening has the same values or the same level of restraint. I wonder how many of the people condoning these actions would be fine with it if this was said about their SO or their mother/sister and distributed for mass consumption under the guise of entertainment. 

Very insightful and articulate comment, Toews.  I am quite surprised that there are men/boys on this board that struggle to understand this.

 

Statement from Kathryn Tappen on Jeremy Roenick: “While Jeremy and I continue to be good friends, what he said was unacceptable, especially among workplace colleagues. I do not condone his comments.”   Pretty much says it all.

 

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2 hours ago, BPA said:

Dumb friends exist regardless of age. :lol:

 

I can laugh it off cuz it's an understanding between them and me.  And it's a private conversation.  If it's not a close personal relationship, then most likely rude comments are crossing the line.

 

In JR case, he was on the radio.

yeah, dumb will do dumb things.

 

I've got a buddy who's basically a walking subconscious, he's said crap like this his entire life. Talks about how women look in the room while his wife is beside him, crap like that. But its all bark, no bite, and no one takes him seriously. He's not a bad guy, just an idiot that way. Given a public platform I have no doubt he'd do the same thing. This JR thing feels a lot like that. 

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On 12/24/2019 at 1:29 PM, Bob.Loblaw said:

Genuine question - would it be okay if they no longer worked together?  Let's say she no longer is with nbc

Maybe the better phrasing is whether he is no longer with NBC. :P

 

I have no issue with that kind of talk in a podcast, but NBC is doing nothing wrong if they kick him to the curb, either.  He can continue his brand of humor all he likes, but NBC doesn't need to be associated with it

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On 12/23/2019 at 6:15 PM, rekker said:

Not sure its been said but did Patrick Roy hear Roenick's comments with his "two Stanley Cup rings ringing in his ears"?

The real question is, did JR find him attractive wearing his Cup rings as ear rings.

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13 minutes ago, Timbermen said:

The real question is, did JR find him attractive wearing his Cup rings as ear rings.

After hearing his Patrick Sharp comments. Probably. 

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