Sunday, June 28, 2009
Bill Weber Removed From Sunday's TNT Broadcast
This post will remain up during the TNT pre-race shows to see how the network deals with this issue. TDP will then add a new post for the actual coverage of the race.
This statement was issued by TNT early Sunday morning:
"Bill Weber will not be part of TNT's NASCAR coverage of the Cup Series from New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend,” said a company statement released by senior vice president Sal Petruzzi. “As this is a private issue, it’s the policy of the company not to discuss personal matters involving our employees.”
Update: Veteran Reporter Dustin Long saying the issue is personal and Weber has not been fired. (11AM)
Update #2: From That's Racin': According to witnesses, Weber got into a loud, public confrontation over the weekend at his hotel in Manchester, N.H. He was at the track on Friday.
Update #3: Reporter Shawn Courchesne of the Hartford Courant is calling this a one race suspension by TNT because of the incident mentioned above.
Ralph Sheheen will step in for Weber on today's telecast. TDP will update this story if and when more information comes in.
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