Sportscaster Quits After Gay Slur Caught On Hot Mic

The New York Daily News reports:

Thom Brennaman won’t be back next year with the Reds, as the longtime play-by-play announcer said Friday he was quitting. He was suspended for booming “one of the f– capitals of the world” into a hot mic during a Reds-Royals doubleheader last month.

Brennaman never really copped to being the type of person who throws around anti-gay slurs casually, and he never said what city he was referring to. He didn’t sound particularly chastened in his resignation statement Friday.

“I have been in this profession that I love for 33 years,” he said in a statement. “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.”