Toronto Blue Jays Announcer Fired For "Inappropriate Behavior" With Women

Toronto Blue Jays TV Analyst Gregg Zaun Fired Over Inappropriate Behavior Claims

Gregg Zaun, a former Major League Baseball player and a TV analyst with Canada's Sportsnet channel, was sacked on Thursday after multiple claims of "inappropriate behavior" were made by female colleagues.

The communications company said Zaun's termination was effective immediately in a statement released on Thursday.

Gregg Zaun, the polarizing former big-leaguer turned Sportsnet broadcaster, has been canned for "inappropriate conduct in the workplace". "After investigating the matter, we made a decision to terminate his contract, effective immediately".

"This type of behavior completely contradicts our standards and our core values", Brace's statement continued.

The statement added that the company was "grateful" their employees spoke up about these allegations.


Multiple women reportedly stepped forward with allegations against Zaun, though details of those allegations were not provided.

Zaun spent 16 years in the league and played for nine different teams. He was considered a key in helping the Florida Marlins win the World Series in 1997.

He had been working as a full-time analyst on Sportsnet's baseball telecasts since his retirement from the majors in 2011. He also caught for the Marlins, Rangers, Royals, Astros, Rockies, Blue Jays, Rays and Brewers.

ESPN columnist and television host Sarah Spain said Zaun's firing was the beginning of many other sports figures being terminated for inappropriate behavior as well.

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