After the Chicago Blackhawks won a thrilling play-off game against Minnesota Wild in the NHL, there was huge excitement in Chicago.
But unfortunately for presenter Susannah Collins, reporting on events for CSN Chicago, in the excitement she slipped up over her words, reporting on the "tremendous amount of success" the Blackhawks have enjoyed.
Instead, she said they the players had enjoyed a "tremendous amount of sex", correcting herself instantly.
So far, so harmless.
But the story took a sour turn when Collins was sacked by the network within days of the gaffe.
Phil Bedella, vice president of CSN Chicago, said: "Due to circumstances unrelated to her on-air remarks Tuesday night, Susannah Collins and Comcast SportsNet Chicago have parted ways."
The "circumstances unrelated to her on-air remarks" were allegedly a series of videos Collins made called 'Sports Nutz', which you know were extreme because the name ended with a ‘Z’. The videos featured lowbrow comedy and explicit jokes, ranging from "graphic sexual exploits of pro athletes to the dearth of Jewish baseball players," according to the Chicago Tribune.
However, the clips existed before she joined the network in September, and another theory that has emerged is that the owner of the Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz forced her out. According to the Tribune:
"Wirtz sent a letter to Phil Bedella, vice president and general manager of CSN Chicago, which the Tribune obtained, addressing his concerns about the Sports Nutz videos."
"'In my opinion and those of others, (the videos) are incredibly offensive to a number of audiences, going well beyond professional athletes," Wirtz said. "Had we known of this earlier, we would have raised the issue immediately."
The letter went on to ask CSN to "remove her from our broadcast immediately.'"
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