Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy has been absent from the broadcast booth since his son Jared was arrested and charged with the murder of his girlfriend Jennifer Martel.
Thursday, the beloved Remy decided it would be best to take off the rest of the season.
"I am full of grief for the Martel family," Remy said in a 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 NESN and the Red Sox for their support through this nightmare."
Jared Remy was arrested and charged with murder early August 16 after authorities were called to his suburban Boston home the night before. At the residence, police found Jared Remy's 27-year-old girlfriend with multiple stab wounds. She was pronounced dead a short time later.
Oh, believe it or not, it gets worse.
This wasn't the first time the cops visited the couple's place. Police records indicate officers were called to the same address some three days prior and arrested the 31-year-old Remy for assault and battery. A day later, he was released.