NFL Notes: Washington Morning DJ Fired After Sexist Remark at Commanders Camp

(www.sportsdayjax.com) - iHeartMedia Classic Rock “Big 100” WBIG-FM Washington DC has parted ways with morning host Don Geronimo following an on-air incident this week in which he and co-host Crash Young made sexist comments directed towards WUSA-TV anchor Sharla McBride while both were broadcasting from Washington Commanders training camp on Thursday.

During his show, Geronimo noticed McBride walking by and stated “Hey look, Barbie’s here. Hi, Barbie girl. I’m guessing she’s a cheerleader.” Later in the show, they noticed McBride conducting interviews and stated to Young, “Oh hey. There’s that chick that you thought said tight,” with Young following “Yah. I screamed tight when she was,” before getting cut-off by Geronimo saying, “I think. I think she’s a sportscaster at Channel 9. Or Channel 7. I thought she was a cheerleader.”

In a report on WUSA-TV’s site about the comments, McBride said she was hurt and incredibly offended that after 17 years as a journalist, sexist comments like that discredit her as a professional calling it inappropriate, unprofessional and embarrassing.

Geronimo and Young were subsequently banned from broadcasting from Commanders training camp on Friday with a Commanders spokesperson telling WUSA-TV, “We have worked hard to ensure that everyone feels safe and respected in our workplace, and we took swift action when we learned that an employee of our partner iHeart made sexually disparaging remarks to and about a member of the media while she was broadcasting live from training camp yesterday.”

WBIG-FM took over as flagship station for Commanders games in 2022 and is set to enter the second season of the three-year deal.

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