Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy will miss the remainder of the season following the arrest of his son for murder.
Remy has not called a game for the New England Sports Network since Aug. 15. Jared W. Remy was arrested that night and charged with murder and other crimes in the death of his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel.
“I am full of grief for the Martel family,” Remy said in a statement released by NESN late Thursday night. “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 did not name a replacement for Remy. Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley has worked eight games with play-by-play announcer Don Orsillo in Remy’s absence.
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