Glen Kuiper, Sports commentator, suspended after racial slur fault

Long time Oakland Sports broadcaster Glen Kuiper has actually been suspended after he stated a racial slur in an obvious slip of the tongue throughout Friday’s NBC Sports California broadcast.

Kuiper will stay off the air till an evaluation of what took place Friday is finished, NBC Sports California stated in a declaration.

” I might not be more sorry and frightened by what I stated,” Kuiper stated Saturday in a declaration launched by NBC Sports California. “I hope you will accept my sincerest apologies.”

The broadcaster, who has actually been calling A’s video games for about twenty years and has actually been their primary play-by-play guy on television considering that 2006, started the top of the 6th inning of Friday night’s video game versus the Kansas City Royals with an apology.

” A bit previously in the program, I stated something, didn’t come out rather the method I desired it to and I simply wished to say sorry if it sounded various than I implied it to be stated. I simply wished to excuse that,” Kuiper stated.

His apology seemed in recommendation to remarks he made pregame while discussing what he and broadcast partner Dallas Braden did earlier Friday.

Kuiper discussed that they went to the Negro Leagues Museum, which remains in Kansas City, however he appeared to state the racial slur rather.

” The language utilized by Glen Kuiper throughout today’s pregame broadcast is inappropriate,” the A’s stated in a declaration late Friday night following the group’s 12-8 win over the Royals.

” The Oakland Sports do not excuse such language. We are working to resolve the circumstance,” the group included.

Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, put out the following declaration on Saturday: “I know the regrettable slur made by Glen Kuiper. I invited Glen to the NLBM the other day and understand he was truly delighted to be here. The word hurts and has no location in our society. And while I do not pretend to understand Glen’s heart I do understand that my heart is among forgiveness. I hope all of you will discover in yourselves to do the exact same!”

Contributing: Associated Press

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