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Sportsnet fires analyst Gregg Zaun after complaints of ‘inappropriate behaviour’

CityNews | posted Thursday, Nov 30th, 2017

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Sportsnet has terminated baseball analyst Gregg Zaun’s contract effective immediately.

This follows an investigation into complaints made by multiple female employees of “inappropriate behaviour and comments” in the workplace.

In a statement, Rogers Media President Rick Brace says Zaun’s “behaviour completely contradicts our standards and our core values. We believe in a professional workplace where all employees feel comfortable and respected. We are grateful to our employees who spoke with us and we will take every measure to protect their privacy.”

There were no allegations of physical or sexual assault.

Zaun, a former Blue Jays catcher, began a part-time broadcasting career with Sportsnet following the 2006 season. He initially signed a two-year deal as a MLB studio analyst with Sportsnet following his retirement in 2011 and continued working with the network until his termination.

Zaun, 46, played 16 major league seasons, including five years in Toronto from 2004 to 2008. He captured a World Series win with the Florida Marlins in 1997.

Sportsnet is owned by Rogers Media, which is also the parent company of CityNews and 680 NEWS.

With files from The Canadian Press and Sportsnet

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