Jerry Remy, the color analyst for Red Sox games, will not return to NESN broadcasts this year. He will be with his family during a tragic time. His son, Jared Remy, has been charged with killing his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel.
“I am full of grief for the Martel family,” Remy said in a statement released by NESN. “My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to them. My wife and I are sick about this senseless tragedy. It’s clear this isn’t the time for me to return to broadcasting Red Sox games. It’s my hope that I can do so in the spring. I thank NESN and the Red Sox for their support through this nightmare.”
NESN president and CEO Sean McGrail supported the decision.
“When Jerry feels the time is right, we will welcome him back,’’ McGrail said in the release. “All of us at NESN and the Red Sox once again express our deepest sympathies to the Martel family for their terrible and tragic loss.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.