San Diego Chargers radio analyst Hank Bauer has been suspended from the broadcast of the team's final preseason game on Thursday. The Chargers announced the news, noting that it was Clear Channel's decision to suspend Bauer for the invention-of-copper-wire joke.
"Although we know Hank had no ill-will behind his remarks, we agree the comments were inappropriate. Per Clear Channel's decision, Hank will not be broadcasting Thursday night's game," the statement said. "Hank has been a strong radio voice for the Chargers for the past 16 years and a passionate supporter of the team since his playing days. We look forward to Chargers fans receiving the same high-quality broadcast from Josh (Lewin) and Hank when he returns to the booth for the regular season."
Listen to the offending remarks in our original story below.