A’s Broadcaster Glen Kuiper Let Go After Racial Slur On Air
May 22, 2023 2:42PM PDT
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics broadcaster Glen Kuiper was let go by NBC Sports California after using a racial slur during a telecast while describing a trip to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
Kuiper was suspended by the network earlier this month following his slur that aired during a pregame segment of an A’s game against the Kansas City Royals on May 5.
Kuiper talked about a trip to the museum with colleague Dallas Braden but seemingly mispronounced the word “negro,” making it sound instead like a slur.
NBC Sports California says after an internal review that the network decided to “end its relationship” with Kuiper.