Longtime A’s TV play-by-play man Glen Kuiper has been let go from NBC Sports Bay Area, the network told reporters on Monday.
Kuiper hasn’t broadcast since May 5. During a pre-game segment with color analyst Dallas Braden before an A’s-Royals game in Kansas City, Kuiper slipped up and sounded like said the “n-word” while describing a trip earlier that day to the Negro Leagues Museum.
Josh Dubow of the Associated Press shared a statement from NBC Sports California: "Following an internal review, the decision has been made for NBC Sports California to end its relationship with Glen Kuiper, effective immediately."
Kuiper apologized for his error in the middle of the May 5 game and received a huge backlash after the original clip was posted on social media.
Kuiper, the brother of beloved Giants broadcaster Duane Kuiper on NBC Sports Bay Area, had been a fixture on A’s TV broadcasts as the play-by-plan man since 2006, following a two-year stint as a reporter.
Kuiper has since been replaced by A’s radio men Johnny Doskow and (occassionally) Vince Cotroneo on the TV broadcasts, while Ken Korach continues to handle play-by-play duties on radio.