Comcast SportsNet Chicago reporter Susannah Collins on Tuesday made headlines when she accidentally substituted the word “sex” for “success” when talking about the Chicago Blackhawks’ regular season dominance. By Thursday, she was fired, though the network claims she was let go for “unrelated” reasons.
Collins became somewhat of a temporary Internet sensation when she told viewers that the Chicago Blackhawks hockey team had enjoyed “a tremendous amount of sex during the regular season.” She clearly meant to say “success.” She later apologized and laughed off the gaffe.
“Erm, yeah. I meant to say success. My apologies, got a little tongue tied. #ItHappens #Doh!” she tweeted following her flub.
However, on Thursday the local sports network announced that Collins no longer was under their employ, the Chicago Tribune reports.
“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.
She was reportedly hired by Comcast in September 2012.
As the Daily Mail points out, Collins’ unfortunate incident also brought unwanted attention to “Sports Nutz,” a raunchy YouTube web series that Collins co-hosted with Sam Raddock.
“Clips of the web series shows the two hosts pushing the lines of the appropriate with sexually explicit references in their coverage,” the Daily Mail reports.
Here’s the clip of Collins’ “sex” gaffe in case you missed it:
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