Cincinnati Reds play-by-play announcer Thom Brennaman introduced his resignation from his place with the crew and Fox Sports activities Ohio on Friday. Brennaman was suspended final month after he was caught using a homophobic slur during a Reds-Royals game.
Brennaman revealed the information in an announcement. This is Brennaman’s full assertion: (through Evan Millward of WCPO 9 Cincinnati)
My household and I’ve determined that I’m going to step away from my position as the tv voice of the Cincinnati Reds. I wish to thank the Reds, Reds followers and LGBTQ Neighborhood for the unbelievable help and beauty they’ve proven my household and me.
To this nice metropolis, my hometown, a honest thanks. I actually remorse what I stated and I am so very sorry. Nobody loves this city greater than me. I’ve been on this career that I like for 33 years. And it’s my hope and intention to return. And if I am given that chance, I can be a greater broadcaster and a significantly better individual.
I’m grateful for the forgiveness so many have prolonged to me, particularly these within the LGBTQ neighborhood who I’ve met, spoken with and listened to virtually each day during the last 5 weeks. With their continued steering, I hope to be a voice for constructive change.
The Reds launched an announcement of their very own from CEO Bob Castellini, who referred to as Brennaman a “unbelievable expertise and a superb man.”
Brennaman had been the Reds’ play-by-play man because the begin of the 2007 season. He is the son of legendary radio play-by-play man Marty Brennaman.