SJ - September 26, 2020
Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman announced his resignation on Friday afternoon. The announcement comes a little over a month after he was suspended for using a homophobic slur during a pre-game show.
Brennaman had been a broadcaster with the Reds since 2006. He said in his announcement that he hopes to return to broadcasting at some point.
“My family and I have decided that I am going to step away from my role as the television voice of the Cincinnati Reds,” Brennaman wrote to WCPO. “I would like to thank the Reds, Reds fans and the LGBTQ Community for the incredible support and grace they have shown my family and me.“
Brennaman has been suspended from the Cincinnati Reds since the Aug. 19 incident. He had been with the Reds since 2006.
"I have been in this profession that I love for 33 years," he wrote. "It is my hope and intention to return. And if I'm given that opportunity, I will be a better broadcaster and a much better person."
In a world where everyone gets canceled and there are no second chances it's hard to believe we'll see Thom in the broadcast booth anytime soon.
It might be for the best, you really can't trust a guy who spells Tom with an H.