Comcast Sports Net Fires Angelic Reporter Susannah Collins After Blackhawks ‘Sex’ Mistake
Collins, part of the broadcast team covering the Chicago Blackhawks, is no longer with the network as of Thursday night, after two days of internet attention over a flubbed sentence on live television led to revelations about previous, more controversial sports show appearances.
“Due to circumstances unrelated to her on-air remarks Tuesday night, Susannah Collins and Comcast SportsNet Chicago have parted ways,” Phil Bedella, vice president and general manager of CSN Chicago said in a statement. “We appreciate everything Susannah has contributed to our network over the past year and wish her the best in her future endeavors.”
On Tuesday, Collins inadvertently said that the Blackhawks had a “tremendous amount of sex during the regular season.” The mistake went viral, landing everywhere from news web sites to the Tonight Show monologue, where it was highlighted Wednesday as the “Freudian Slip of the Day” by host Jay Leno.
Collins, who meant to say “success,” immediately corrected herself.
Oh, it’s not related to what JUST happened? OK, we totally believe you.
Here’s hoping Collins has a tremendous amount of success with her next endeavor.
[H/T: Chicago Tribune]