Jerry Remy’s businesses apt to weather storm of son’s murder charge

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Specialists say Jared Remy’s murder charge is not likely to cripple the business ventures of his father, Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy, which include three restaurants, a hot dog stand outside Fenway Park, six books and RemDawg-branded paraphernalia. But the case could ding Jerry Remy’s portfolio, if his lovable persona suffers by association.

“Anytime a business depends on someone’s fame, anything that besmirches their reputation can possibly have an impact,” said Victor Matheson, a sports economist at the College of the Holy Cross. “The way he drives attendance at the restaurants is to be famous and to be liked, and having problems with his son certainly makes the [Remy] name less likeable.”

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