NBC Sports has suspended Jeremy Roenick, an on-air analyst and former Chicago Blackhawks forward, on Monday for “making inappropriate comments about his co-workers,” an NBC Sports spokesperson told The Wrap. The suspension is indefinite and is 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.
“I was the king of Portugal,” Roenick said about a recent vacation he took with his wife and Tappen, who are good friends. “Bro, when you walk into every place and you have two blond bombshells on each side and nobody, I’m telling you.”
Roenick described a day when the three of them were out by the pool and were asked by another vacationer about “the situation” between all of them.
“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 really be good, but it’s never going to happen.”
“They’ve got their bikinis on, they look f—ing smoking,” he continued. “If you’re gonna go with two blondes, go someplace in the summer where the pool is out.”
Roenick also complimented Tappen as being “the most professional sports personality” he knew.
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.”
A representative for Roenick did not immediately respond to The Wrap’s request for comment.