Jeremy Roenick Suspended After Talking Threesomes and Sleeping With Patrick Sharp

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Anybody who has followed Jeremy Roenick for his entire life in the world of national sports understands that he is a guy who isn’t afraid to talk. His trash-talking as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1990s was legendary. Since retirement, that mouth has continued to carry him to success as a member of the NBC Sports coverage of the team for the past several years. Unfortunately, it was only a matter of time before it ended up getting him in trouble.

Roenick recently appeared on the Barstool Sports “Spittin Chiclets” podcast to talk about his career and what’s going on in the NHL. However, as the conversations moved forward, they started to venture into far more personal territory. It only got worse when he told a story of a vacation he and his wife took to Portugal with colleague Kathryn Tappen. He then proceeded to compliment her appearance and joke about the idea of having a threesome together.

Roenick said they went on vacation together because his wife, Tracy, and Tappen are good friends. When another resort guest asked about the situation, he recalled, “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 said.

Roenick subsequently praised Tappen as “one of the most professional sports personalities I know.”

He wasn’t done though.

When the subject of Patrick Sharp, another former Blackhawks and NBC associate came up, he doubled down.

Later in the interview, Roenick called Sharp “so beautiful” and said: “I’d have to think about it if he asked me. … I wouldn’t say no right away.” He then seemed to contrast Sharp’s appearance with his and Carter’s.

“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,” Roenick said.

Jeremy Roenick got too personal and it cost him

Some people might just chalk this up to a bunch of guys just joking around and telling stories. NBC did not see it that way. They felt Roenick was being unprofessional doing something like that and thus suspended without pay. They would offer no further comment beyond that. The good news is he wasn’t fired. He still is a valued member of the broadcast team and a fan favorite. That said, this will be a jarring reminder that he can’t just be one of the boys when working for one of the largest TV outlets in the country.