Sports presenter fired after making joke about having 'threesome' with co-worker

Sports presenter fired after making joke about having 'threesome' with co-worker

Former National Hockey League (NHL) forward Jeremy Roenick has been suspended indefinitely after making an inappropriate joke about having a threesome with a coworker, CNN has reported.

The news comes after he made a number of questionable comments about fellow hockey broadcasters Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp, and Anson Carter on the Spittin' Chiclets podcast.

In the video below, Roenick encourages his fans to help out the less fortunate this winter:

The network said that he has been suspended without pay and has refused to provide any further comment on the incident at this time.

TV analyst Roenick referenced going on vacation with his wife and Tappen on a podcast, in which, he repeatedly referred to the appearance of both women and joked about the possibility of having a threesome with them.

While Roenick's suspension was understandable, this student was unable to graduate because she broke her high school's dress code: 

Roenick explained that the three - his wife, Tracy, and Tappen - were good friends, and therefore it was only natural to go on a vacation together. When questioned about the situation by another quest at the resort in Portugal, he said: "I play it off like we're going to bed together every night, the three of us."

"If it really came to fruition, that would really be good, but it's never going to happen," Roenick continued.

Jeremy Roenick playing golf. Credit: PA Images

Roenick went on to describe Tappen as "one of the most professional sports personalities I know", however, she has since released a statement slamming his comments.

"While Jeremy and I continue to be good friends, what he said was unacceptable, especially among workplace colleagues," Tappen said. "I do not condone his comments."

Prior to becoming a host, Roenick played 20 NHL seasons with the Blackhawks, Coyotes, Flyers, Sharks and Kings. He has been a sports analyst at NBC since 2010.