Jeremy Roenick dismissed by NBC for inappropriate comments: 'Very disappointed and angry'

Jeremy Roenick will not return to NBC Sports

Jeremy Roenick will not return to NBC Sports: 'I am very disappointed and angry'

Roenick played 20 National Hockey League seasons in Chicago, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and San Jose, tallying 1216 points in 1363 career games and making nine All-Star Games.

Roenick was suspended from the network December 23 after the release of an episode of the "Spittin' Chiclets" podcast.

Despite his banishment by NBC, Roenick vowed to return to the NHL scene and promised to be "better and more motivated to bring you the best entertainment and the best that I have for the game of hockey".

According to the Philly Voice, Roenick joked about having a threesome with his wife and NBC Sports anchor Kathryn Tappen, who worked with Roenick on the network's National Hockey League coverage. "We have no further comment".

While appearing on the popular hockey podcast that went live on December 19, Roenick recounted a trip he took to Portugal last summer with his wife and co-worker Kathryn Tappen. "They've got their bikinis on, and they look f***ing smokin'".

"I play it off like we're going to bed together every night, the three of us", he said on the podcast "Spittin' Chiclets", about when someone asked about their situation at the resort.

On the podcast, Roenick mentioned how - while on vacation with his wife and Tappen in Portugal last summer - he would mention a desire to sleep with both women, even calling them "blonde bombshells" on the air.

Roenick tried to mitigate the "joke" by noting that Tappen is "one of the most professional" sports personalities that he has ever worked with.

Later in the podcast, Roenick turned the conversation toward Patrick Sharp, another fellow hockey analyst on NBC.

"He is so attractive".

'I'm very disappointed and angry today I will not be returning to NBC, ' Roenick said. "I'd have to think about it if he asked me", Roenick joked.

Roenick is just the latest high-profile firing from NBC in the wake of Megyn Kelly who was let go by the network for questioning why blackface is offensive and Matt Lauer who lost his job in 2017 for sexual misconduct.

Tappen released a statement through an NBC spokesperson shortly after Roenick's suspension.

During his time in Chicago, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and San Jose, Roenick tallied 1,216 points in 1,363 career games and made nine All-Star Games.

Apex Legends celebrates Valentine’s Day with the return of duos
Britain's new finance minister Rishi Sunak: Key facts