The CSN Chicago reporter is being let go after her on-air slip of the tongue on April 30 went viral. Comcast claims that the flub isn’t the reason for her termination — so what is? Keep reading to find out.
Susannah Collins will forever be known for the minuscule, three-letter-word slip on CSN Chicago. On April 30, the reporter made a slight mistake saying that the Chicago Blackhawks had a “tremendous amount of sex” during the NHL season, instead of saying “tremendous amount of success.” The clip almost immediately went viral and just three days later, Susannah was fired by the network.
Susannah Collins: CSN Chicago Reporter Fired
But CSN Chicago’s general manager, Phil Bedella, was quick to state that the on-air remark was NOT the reason for Susannah’s firing:
Due to circumstances unrelated to her on-air remarks Tuesday night, Susannah Collins and Comcast SportsNet Chicago have parted ways. We appreciate everything Susannah has contributed to our network over the past year and wish her the best in her future endeavors.
So if not the “sex” comment, then what?
It turns out that all the attention Susannah received for her funny slip resulted in the uncovering of her controversial past. People searching Susannah on Google and YouTube after the viral video were likely to come across a somewhat NSFW 16-video series by Middlebrow Media featuring the reporter.
Between 2009 and 2010, Susannah served as co-host on a show called Sports Nutz, an overly raunchy sports-comedy show. Topics on the episodes include “Jew Fantasy Draft” and “Douchebag Nation,” among others.
Susannah Collins: Fired Over ‘Sports Nutz?’
Could it be that CSN Chicago wasn’t aware of these damning videos until this latest video hit the internet? Or maybe they knew about the video series and were fine with it until the general public caught wind of it more recently.
Others have suggested that the directive came down from CSN Chicago’s ownership — NBC Universal, and the owners of the Chicago Cubs, White Sox, Bulls, and Blackhawks. Either way, this seems to be a case of overreaction and a network covering its tracks after a scandal.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!
WATCH: Susannah Collins’ Freudian Slip
— Andrew Gruttadaro
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