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Thom Brennaman will have to travel put his headset on again.
The disgraced ex-Reds broadcaster, who resigned in September after cameras caught him uttering an anti-gay slur on live TV, was hired as the play-by-play man for the Roberto Clemente League in Puerto Rico, according to The Athletic.
“I don’t know if I’m going to be putting on this headset again,” Brennaman said after realizing his words were broadcast. “I don’t know if it’s going to be for the Reds, I don’t know if it’s going to be for my bosses at FOX.”
The 57-year-old was also pulled from FOX’s NFL coverage for the incident, which he later called “embarrassing” and struggled to explain it.
“Everything happened so fast,” he told The Post in an exclusive interview. “And I’m watching literally everything fall apart at the seams while trying to announce a baseball game.”
Brennaman issued widespread apologies and sought out guidance from the LGBTQ+ community.
“If I get another chance, someone will be hiring a better person than the person who walked out the door that night on Aug. 19,” he said.
The five-team Roberto Clemente League begins play on Dec. 8
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