Jeremy Roenick made some odd comments about his fellow broadcasters Katheryn Tappen and Patrick Sharp while appearing as a guest on the popular Barstool Sports podcast Spittin’ Chiclets. He made remarks about a vacation he took with his wife and Tappen, saying “I play it off like we’re going to bed together every night, the three of us.” and “If it really came to fruition, that would really be good, but it’s never going to happen”.
As for his comments regarding Sharp, Roenick called him “so beautiful” and continued that “I’d have to think about it if he asked me. I wouldn’t say no right away.” He then compared Sharp to broadcaster Anson Carter “It’s good to have a beautiful face that talks well that knows the game because it’s totally the opposite when me and Anson get on there”.
When I first listened to the podcast I winced a bit when he was talking about his wife and Tappen. Just a strange thing to go on public record talking about how attractive your co-host is in a bathing suit.
As for the Sharp comments, I’d chalk that up to guys being dudes. Hockey players talk like that to each other’s faces and I don’t think those comments are the biggest deal in the world.
It’s important to note that Roenick has not been fired. He is suspended without pay right now. Personally, I don’t feel he should face any further disciple. It was dumb and J.R. will apologize and learn from it. He’s great on the broadcast and an extremely talented personality, so I’m sure we’ll see him back some time after the Winter Classic.
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