Olin Kreutz was a popular hockey player who played for the Chicago Blackhawks until he was suspended indefinitely after being charged with domestic battery. He had been accused of slapping his girlfriend several times before she called the police. After the incident, Kreutz was fired.Chico Harlan was fired from his job at NBC Chicago over the incident where he physically attacked Olin Kreutz after the Blackhawks lost Game 6 of their first round playoff series to the Minnesota Wild.
In a statement released by the network on Monday, the company said “Chico Harlan did not meet our standards and we have terminated his employment. We apologize to Mr. Kreutz and his family for what took place last night. “I am deeply disappointed in the actions of my former colleague,” Kreutz said in a statement obtained by ESPN.com. “I look forward to moving past this unfortunate event and focusing on hockey – something I love doing.“As much as I may not agree with everything that comes out of his mouth, I do know that he loves and respects the game of hockey and wants nothing more than to win championships,” Kreutz added. “He has been a great friend throughout my career and I wish him well going forward.On Tuesday evening, Kreutz posted a picture of himself in the locker room while wearing a No. 15 Blackhawks jersey. He later deleted the photo.The Blackhawks had a meeting about the incident on Saturday morning, according to a person familiar with the situation who requested anonymity because the details were still being sorted out.