14. Jerry Remy out of broadcast booth after son's arrest for murder
It was one of several high profile horrific news stories that touched the sports scene last summer. Jared Remy, son of uber-popular Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy, allegedly killed his girlfriend Jennifer Martel inside their Waltham home on Aug. 15. Jerry Remy took time off from the broadcast booth immediately and two weeks later, NESN announced that Remy would sit out the remaining games of the 2013 season to be with his family with the hope that the 61-year-old former Red Sox infielder would return in the spring.
Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley continued to develop a strong following while filling in for a number of games in Remy’s absence. Whether Remy will return to the NESN booth in 2014 has yet to be announced.
It's John. Jerry will not be returning this season to spend time with his family. Read this just released statement. pic.twitter.com/NgTwbaEb6s— Jerry Remy (RemDawg) (@Jerry_Remy) August 30, 2013