Cincinnati Reds’ Longtime Announcer Suspended After Making Homophobic Slur
A longtime announcer for the Cincinnati Reds has been suspended after using an anti-gay slur on a hot mic as the broadcast returned from a commercial break. Thom Brennaman apologized later in the game. Moments later, he was replaced by another sportscaster. In a statement, the Reds said, "In no way does this incident represent our players, coaches, organization, or our fans." The organization also said they have zero tolerance for discrimination of any kind.