Susannah Collins, reporter who said Blackhawks "had a tremendous amount of sex," is fired [VIDEOS]
Three years later, Collins's internet history came back to bite her.
Before Game 1 of the Wild-Blackhawks series on Tuesday night, CSN TV reporter Susannah Collins flubbed and said, "The Blackhawks had a tremendous amount of sex this regular season." She meant to say "success" instead of "sex," of course, and video of the attractive sports reporter's gaffe quickly went viral.
But it certainly didn't seem like anything that would put her job in jeopardy. Nonetheless, two days later, CSN announced it had "parted ways" with Collins.
There's more to the story than Collins's "sex" gaffe, however. As the Chicago Tribune reports, her 15 minutes of internet celebrity brought attention to a series of raunchy, offensive, and barely watched (at least until she went viral) "Sports Nutz" videos Collins co-hosted with another attractive woman, Sam Raddock, back in 2009 and 2010.
"Produced by Middlebrow Media, the 16-video series drifted more toward lowbrow humor, with Collins and her female co-host... delivering everything from rowdy man-on-the-street interviews to a dramatic reading of the sexual exploits of former NBA player Darryl Dawkins' from his autobiography 'Chocolate Thunder,"' the Tribune reports.
Indeed, the statement in which CSN announced Collins's departure alludes to her Sports Nutz videos.
"Due to circumstances unrelated to her on-air remarks Tuesday night, Susannah Collins and Comcast SportsNet Chicago have parted ways," the statement says. "We appreciate everything Susannah has contributed to our network over the past year and wish her the best in her future endeavors."
If you're curious to see Sports Nutz's "2010 Jew Fantasy Draft," Collins talk dirty to a man trying to pin a microphone on her Jets football jersey, or the two hosts together in bed while reading some of the steamier passages from a book about the Dallas Cowboys' off-the-field exploits, click to page two.
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