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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Remy won't return to booth this season

By Gordon Edes

BOSTON -- Red Sox TV broadcaster Jerry Remy, who has not appeared on air since Aug. 15, the night his son, Jared, was arrested after the stabbing death of his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel, announced Thursday night that he will not be returning to the NESN broadcast booth for the remainder of the season.

The announcement was made through Remy's business partner, John O'Rourke, who posted a statement on Remy's official Twitter account.

“I am full of grief for the Martel family,’’ Remy said in the statement. “My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to them. My wife and I are sick about this senseless tragedy. It’s clear this isn’t the time for me to return to broadcasting Red Sox games. It’s my hope that I can do so in the spring. I thank the Red Sox and NESN for their support through this nightmare.’’

“We met with Jerry and conveyed our support,’’ NESN president/CEO Sean McGrail said in the statement, “and when Jerry feels the time is right, we will welcome him back. All of us at NESN and the Red Sox once again express our deepest sympathies to the Martel family for their terrible and tragic loss.’’

Jared Remy has been charged with murder and is being held without bail. He is scheduled to appear in Waltham District Court on Sept. 12 for a probable cause hearing.

Jared Remy and Jennifer Martel were parents of 4-year-old Arianna Nicole Remy.