Friday, March 28, 2014

Jerry Remy Explains His Decision To Stay On

(ABC 6—Providence, RI)
Today, Jerry Remy appeared on WEEI's Dennis & Callahan Morning Show to explain the reasons behind his decision to stay on as color commentator on NESN's Red Sox broadcasts. Said Remy, "I can understand the people that are upset with it [the recent Boston Globe story on his son] I certainly understand that, and I expected that. I knew for a long time that there was a story that was going to come out that was not going to be kind to us by any means. But that all was taken into consideration before I made my decision back in, I guess it was February, that I was going to come back." Regarding their support of their son Jared, Remy went on, "Did we enable him? Yes. Now when you look back on it, what was the right thing to do? I don’t have an answer for that. I really don’t have an answer for that." Perhaps the most important piece of news was Remy's denial that he and his wife tried to dissuade Jennifer Martel (the woman allegedly murdered by his son) from extending an emergency restraining order against Jared Remy. Said Remy, "Nonsense. We did everything in our power to try to help Jennifer be safe. We encouraged her to leave. We offered her a safe haven. I don’t want to get into the nitty-gritty of some of these accusations, but I can tell you that Phoebe and I did everything we could to make her safe and to encourage her to leave, to get out, to offer her a place to stay. It just didn’t work out that way." You can listen to the entire WEEI interview HERE.