Last week we mentioned that Kendall Gill was involved in a fistfight off the air with a fellow broadcaster over a goal tending call against BUlls Joakim Noah.(Kendall Gill gets in apparent fistfight with fellow broadcaster over Joakim Noah goaltending call) well now it seems the follow up to this story is that Gill is now suspended for the rest of the season.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Comcast SportsNet Chicago has suspended Kendall Gill:”We have made a decision to not have Kendall Gill appear on our air for the remainder of the Bulls season,” the station said. “We will re-evaluate our current position on this matter during the off-season.”
According to the report, the altercation occurred following the taping of Sports Talk Live in the station’s studio. Doyle reportedly made some critical comments to Gill about his analysis of the situation, to which Gill took exception.
ChicagoBusiness.com has a similar account with a few more details:
Mr. Gill confronted Mr. Doyle in the newsroom over critical comments he had made on the air about Mr. Gill’s analysis of the controversial final moments of Monday’s Chicago Bulls-Denver Nuggets game. The referees ruled that what at first appeared to be a last-second basket by the Bulls would not be allowed, thus giving the win to the Nuggets.
Mr. Gill approached Mr. Doyle and called him out for his comments, which escalated to a shoving match and ultimately Mr. Gill throwing a punch at Mr. Doyle. The two bumped up against a sign on the wall and a small amount of blood was drawn (though it was unclear exactly how) before the two were separated.