Hockey forward Dustin Penner is generally known as a good guy: when the Washington Capitals traded for him one year ago, he penned a tweet to President Obama asking if he might crash at the White House for a while.
Penner is known for showcasing some irreverent and astringent humor, specifically via the Twitter. This is probably why TSN (Canada’s version of ESPN) grabbed him for a fill-in TV commentary gig while he was recovering from some back issues.
If only someone at TSN had told him about the envelope you’re not supposed to push because DUH — Today, he’s unemployed and probably will not be skating again soon after deciding to debut his latest series of jokes about rape.
— TSN PR (@TSN_PR) March 1, 2015
So, what led to the layoff? This:
Is it always consensual if she’s your girlfriend? Asking for my gf…& shortly arriving police — Dustin Penner (@Dustinpenner25) March 1, 2015
Is it a rape joke if it’s your girlfriend? Is this even my girlfriend?!?!
— Dustin Penner (@Dustinpenner25) March 1, 2015
On the way to the unemployment line, Penner decided to let everyone know that he was leaving TSN on his terms, because that’s what real men do.
To set the record straight I pulled out of the TSN gig an hour after my tweet because of the position I put them in. pic.twitter.com/N5k8wKHxsc
— Dustin Penner (@Dustinpenner25) March 2, 2015