Celtics Analyst Maxwell To Apologize For 'Kitchen' Crack
February 28, 2007 at 5:48 AM (PT)
BOSTON CELTICS radio commentator and former player CEDRIC MAXWELL will apologize for comments directed at a female referee on MONDAY night's game broadcast, according to the BOSTON GLOBE. MAXWELL, criticizing ref VIOLET PALMER, said that she should "go back to the kitchen," then added "go in there and make me some bacon and eggs, would you?" The game aired on ENTERCOM Sports WEEI-A/BOSTON, sister to regular flagship Talk WRKO-A.
ENTERCOM/BOSTON VP/AM Programming & Operations JASON WOLFE issued a statement calling MAXWELL's comments "a poor attempt at humor, and we don't condone what he said. CEDRIC will apologize on-air during tomorrow night's CELTICS broadcast." The paper reports that MAXWELL will not face disciplinary action beyond the apology. The stations previously fired WRKO host JOHN DEPETRO for calling a politician a "fat lesbian" and suspended WEEI morning hosts JOHN DENNIS and GERRY CALLAHAN for referring to an escaped gorilla caught at a bus stop as a "METCO gorilla," a reference to a program that buses minority students to suburban schools.