Thom Brennaman surrenders from Cincinnati Reds after saying anti-gay slur

(CNN)Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman has actually surrendered, according to CNN affiliate WCPO. He had actually been suspended by the team after he said an anti-gay slur on air last month.

“My family members as well as I have actually determined that I am mosting likely to tip far from my function as the tv voice of the Cincinnati Reds,” Brennaman claimed in a declaration to WCPO.
“I would love to say thanks to the Reds, Reds followers as well as the LGBTQ Neighborhood for the extraordinary assistance as well as elegance they have actually revealed my family members as well as me,” he composed.
Brennaman was listened to claiming, “Among the f*g resources of the globe,” throughout a Fox Sports Ohio program last month.
    The remark was made after an industrial break throughout a doubleheader in between the Reds as well as the Kansas City Royals in Kansas City, Missouri.
    It’s unidentified what caused that statement as well as the context behind it.
    Brennaman took place to state that he was happy for the mercy individuals had actually reached him, particularly those in the LGBTQ area as well as revealed a wish to go back to the occupation at some point. “If I’m considered that possibility, I will certainly be a far better broadcaster as well as a better individual,” he claimed.
    He was put on hold last month from doing Reds programs as well as launched the complying with declaration during that time.
    “I would love to regards excuse the unsuitable remarks I made throughout last evening’s newscast. I made a horrible blunder. To the LGBTQ area, as well as all individuals I have actually injured or upset, from all-time low of my heart, I am absolutely sorry. I professionally request your elegance as well as mercy,” the declaration claimed.
    The Reds had actually additionally said sorry after the event to the “LGBTQ+ area in Cincinnati, Kansas City, all throughout this nation, as well as past.”
    The Reds tweeted a statement Friday verifying Brennaman’s choice.
    “The Reds regard Thom Brennaman’s choice to tip far from the program cubicle as well as praise his sincere initiatives of settlement with the LGBTQ+ area,” according to the declaration from Bob Castellini, the Reds’ president.
      Castellini took place to say thanks to Brennaman for “bringing the enjoyment of Reds baseball to numerous followers” as well as applauded him as “a great ability as well as an excellent guy that continues to be component of the Reds family members for life.” Brennaman had actually been with the Cincinnati Reds given that 2006. He is the kid of previous Cincinnati Reds radio commentator Marty Brennaman.
      CNN connected to Brennaman’s speaker, that had no added remark.

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