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

By Gordon Edes
ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Red Sox television analyst Jerry Remy will not return to the NESN broadcast booth this season.

Remy has not appeared on air since Aug. 15, the night his son Jared allegedly murdered his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel.

The announcement was made through Jerry Remy's business partner, John O'Rourke, who posted a statement on the former major leaguer'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."

Added NESN president/CEO Sean McGrail in the statement: "We met with Jerry and conveyed our support, 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 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 Martel were parents of 4-year-old Arianna Nicole Remy.