49ers, Pac-12 Network Suspend Announcer
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have suspended veteran broadcaster Ted Robinson for two games following comments this week to a San Francisco radio station about the Ray Rice domestic violence case that were deemed insensitive.
The Pac-12 Networks also announced Wednesday night it had suspended Robinson for the next two weeks and that he would undergo sensitivity training. The 57-year-old Robinson spoke to KNBR radio Monday and said Rice’s now-wife, Janay, was partly to blame for not speaking up. Robinson issued apologies through the 49ers and Pac-12 Networks on Wednesday night.
Robinson has been the 49ers’ play-by-play voice since 2009 and signed a five-year contract extension in May 2013 that takes him through the 2018 season. He will not call the team’s home opener Sunday night against the Bears, the regular-season debut at new $1.2 billion Levi’s Stadium.