CSN Chicago reporter fired

Published On May 3, 2013 | By Kimberly Petalas

On Tuesday, CSN Chicago’s Susannah Collins told her audience that the Chicago  Blackhawks have had “a tremendous amount of sex” this season.

She has since been dismissed from her network.

What she meant to say, as she later corrected herself, was that the team had a tremendous amount of success.

Success…sex…same thing?

According to the Chicago Tribune, Collins was no longer with CSN Chicago as of Thursday night. But here’s the weird thing: It reportedly has nothing to do with Tuesday’s mishap, itself.

“Due to circumstances unrelated to her on-air remarks Tuesday night, Susannah Collins and Comcast SportsNet Chicago have parted ways,” said CSN Chicago vice president and general manager Phil Bedella in a statement. “We appreciate everything Susannah has contributed to our network over the past year and wish her the best in her future endeavors.”

Apparently her slip of the tongue drew new attention to YouTube videos Collins did as a co-host of Sport Nutz, a 16-part series with a lowbrow take on sports news. Collins’ Tuesday gaffe purportedly brought new attention to those videos, which became the impetus for her dismissal. Sports Nutz features sexually explicit material and some possibly racially offensive humor.

You can watch the video of the incident here.

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Kimberly graduated from Hofstra University in December 2012. She has been a sports fan her whole life and grew up around sports, whether it was playing or watching them. She started her writing career interning for her local newspaper, The Gardner News, where she currently works as a reporter. In college, Kimberly wrote for Long Island Report, as well as Her Campus Hofstra.