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Roenick Loses Claim Sexual Orientation Bias Drove NBC Firing

June 10, 2021, 4:16 PM

Former NHL star player and NBC hockey analyst Jeremy Roenick failed to back his claims that comments he made about sleeping with a female co-worker wouldn’t have prompted his firing if he wasn’t a heterosexual male, a federal judge in Manhattan ruled.

Roenick was terminated from his job with NBC Sports Feb. 6, 2020, after initially being suspended without pay and after apologizing to fellow broadcaster Kathryn Tappen and the network in a video posted on Twitter, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said. The former 18-year National Hockey League veteran, who joined NBC in ...

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