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Gregg Zaun TERMINATED for sexual harassment!

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Gregg Zaun TERMINATED for sexual harassment! 

Post#1 » by dagger » Fri Dec 1, 2017 12:03 am

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Gregg Zaun has been fired from Sportsnet due to "inappropriate behaviour and comments" toward female employees.

Rick Brace, President of Rogers Media, said in a statement Thursday that the company was terminating the contract of the Blue Jays analyst effective immediately.

"This week, we received complaints from multiple female employees at Sportsnet regarding inappropriate behaviour by Gregg Zaun in the workplace," the statement said. "After investigating the matter, we decided to terminate his contract, effective immediately. This type of behaviour completely contradicts our standards and our core values. We believe in a professional workplace where all employees feel comfortable and respected. We are grateful to our employees who spoke with us and we will take every measure to protect their privacy."

Zaun, a former Blue Jays catcher, began a part-time broadcasting career with Sportsnet following the 2006 season. He initially signed a two-year deal as a MLB studio analyst with Sportsnet in 2011 and continued working with the network until his termination.

Zaun, 46, played 16 major league seasons, including five years in Toronto from 2004-2008. He captured a World Series with the Florida Marlins in 1997.
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Post#2 » by Schad » Fri Dec 1, 2017 12:07 am

This is the least surprising news of the century.
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Post#3 » by WuTang_OG » Fri Dec 1, 2017 12:08 am

Sad for the victim but thank goodness this happened.
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Post#4 » by BramptonYute » Fri Dec 1, 2017 12:13 am

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Post#5 » by So_Fresh » Fri Dec 1, 2017 12:15 am

Never was a big fan of Zaun. Lost all respect I had for him after this news. Such a Pervert!

Glad he's gone.
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Post#7 » by vaff87 » Fri Dec 1, 2017 12:34 am

Schad wrote:This is the least surprising news of the century.
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Gregg Zaun TERMINATED for sexual harassment! 

Post#8 » by Double Helix » Fri Dec 1, 2017 12:42 am

This is what happened.

Huffington Post banner came up stating that a Sportsnet Bluejays employee had been fired for sexual harassment without mentioning his name and I immediately thought of Gregg Zaun for some reason regardless.

I then clicked on the banner, saw his face, and am now here.


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Post#9 » by Schad » Fri Dec 1, 2017 12:49 am

Let's be real here: if the banner had said that a Canadian had been fired for sexual harassment without mentioning his name, you'd have immediately thought of Gregg Zaun.
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Post#10 » by JaysRule15 » Fri Dec 1, 2017 1:03 am

Wait, am I the only one surprised about this? I never really followed Zaun much outside of his studio segments. Why was his reputation so bad? I've only ever heard of him getting into it with players like JP.

Don't really care too much about Zaun's dismissal as an analyst though. The guy did nothing except be Captain Hindsight. Oh, they did x? They should've gone with y! It got really tiring over the years.
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Post#11 » by Lateral Quicks » Fri Dec 1, 2017 1:04 am

Schad wrote:This is the least surprising news of the century.


The only surprise is that it took so long.
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Post#12 » by StringerBell » Fri Dec 1, 2017 2:15 am

Ran into Zaun at Hemingway's a few years back...this ain't surprising AT ALL
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Post#13 » by Schad » Fri Dec 1, 2017 2:43 am

StringerBell wrote:Ran into Zaun at Hemingway's a few years back...this ain't surprising AT ALL


I remember a couple people (likely including yourself) mentioning that they had personally seen him being a slimeball, after he bitched about the poor quality of college girls at that bar (as a 40-something):

https://deadspin.com/5969819/gregg-zaun-is-tired-of-seeing-all-these-fat-chicks-in-toronto

But really, one look at Zaun should be enough. His entire brand is based on the fact that he exudes a sort of cheesy, retrograde machismo. I bet Jamie Campbell had to shower for an hour after each show to get the smell of drugstore cologne out of his nostrils.
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Post#15 » by Schad » Fri Dec 1, 2017 3:08 am

Yeesh. The entire Twitter thread on that one is other women saying that they got the same invitation.
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Post#16 » by Centre Court » Fri Dec 1, 2017 3:08 am

He is legally changing his name to Gregg XXXaun.
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Re: Gregg Zaun TERMINATED for sexual harassment! 

Post#17 » by TheDoctor » Fri Dec 1, 2017 3:15 am

I feel bad for the women he was allowed to harass or more, based on a job most of us wish he never had in the first place.

Good riddance.
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Post#18 » by Basketball_Jones » Fri Dec 1, 2017 3:22 am

Why am I not surprised?
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Post#19 » by Brinbe » Fri Dec 1, 2017 3:23 am

Schad wrote:This is the least surprising news of the century.

Yep! Shame on Rogers if they knew and still let him keep his job for that long.

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Post#20 » by Inevitable » Fri Dec 1, 2017 3:26 am

Is Leo Rautins next? He’s a known womanizer.

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