A's Broadcaster Glen Kuiper Fired After Saying N-Word On-Air
Glen Kuiper has been fired from his role as Oakland A’s broadcaster … after he used the n-word while on-air earlier this month.
NBC Sports California said in a statement Monday it came to the decision to part ways with the longtime play-by-play man following a weekslong investigation into the incident.
“We thank Glen for his dedication to Bay Area baseball over the years,” the network said in announcing the news.
Kuiper had initially been suspended on May 6 for using the racial slur while talking with Dallas Braden just before the A’s vs. Royals game on May 5.
During their conversation, Kuiper had been trying to explain to viewers what they did during the leadup to Oakland’s contest in Kansas City … but in an attempt to say they had gone to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, he muttered the n-word instead.
Later in the game, the 60-year-old apologized for it all … saying he had said something that didn’t come out the way he intended.
“I could not be more sorry and horrified by what I said,” he added in another apology later in the week. “I hope you will accept my sincerest apologies.”
Kuiper had been calling A’s games and other sporting events in the Bay Area for two decades.
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