NESN: Eckersley to fill in for Jerry Remy

NESN: Eckersley to fill in for Jerry Remy
August 16, 2013, 2:30 pm
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The New England Sports Network (NESN) announced Friday, in a one-sentence statement, that Dennis Eckersley will replace Jerry Remy as analyst on the network's Red Sox broadcasts until at least Aug. 27.

The network did not give a reason for the move, but Remy's son Jared was arrested earlier Friday and charged with the murder of Jennifer Martel, his girlfriend and the mother of his daughter.

An hour before announcing the Remy would be temporarily stepping away from the broadcasts, NESN released this statement: "This morning, we learned of a terrible tragedy. All of us at NESN and the Red Sox, along with Jerry Remy, are filled with grief for everyone involved, and we extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Jennifer Martel."