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Former NBC Hockey Analyst Jeremy Roenick Belatedly Apologizes for Kathryn Tappen Threesome Remark

”I never meant to offend anyone and I definitely want too far and for that I deeply regret it,“ said Roenick

Former NBC hockey analyst and former Chicago Blackhawks forward Jeremy Roenick has belatedly apologized for a remark he made about a threesome with co-worker Kathryn Tappen on a podcast back in December.

“I want to take this opportunity to apologize to NBC Sports, Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp, Anson Carter for some insensitive comments that I made on a recent podcast,” Roenick said on Saturday in a video posted on his Twitter account. “I never meant to offend anyone and I definitely want too far and for that I deeply regret it.”

NBC Sports suspended Roenick on Monday for “making inappropriate comments about his co-workers,” an NBC Sports spokesperson told The Wrap. The suspension is indefinite and without pay.

Roenick was a guest on a Dec. 19 episode of Barstool Sports’ Spittin’ Chiclets podcast and joked about wanting to have a threesome with his wife and Kathryn Tappen, another NBC Sports host.

During the appearance, Roenick talked about a vacation to Portugal with his wife and Tappen, who he said are good friends. He said on the podcast that when another guest at the resort asked about the situation, he replied, “I play it off like we’re going to bed together every night, the three of us.”

Roenick subsequently added, “If it really came to fruition, that would really be good, but it’s never going to happen.”

Roenick’s decades-long career in the NHL included stints with the Chicago Blackhawks, Arizona Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings. He is a nine-time NHL All-Star. In 2010, Roenick began his TV career with NBC Sports as an analyst.

The retired NHL player has also made cameos and guest appearances in shows like “Bones” and “Ghost Whisperer.”