People & Personalities: Notre Dame Keeping Pinkett On Bench For Two More Games
The Notre Dame IMG Radio Network yesterday announced that it was suspending Notre Dame analyst Allen Pinkett without pay "for three games, inclusive of last Saturday’s season opener with Navy." In South Bend, Eric Hansen notes Pinkett's first broadcast this season "will be the Sept. 22 night game with Michigan at Notre Dame Stadium." Pinkett was suspended following "comments he made to a Chicago radio station last week that the Notre Dame football team needed more 'criminals' in order to be successful." Pinkett "has been part of Notre Dame football radio broadcasts for eight years." A decision on the "full makeup" Notre Dame radio announcing crew alongside play-by-play announcer Don Criqui "will be made in the coming days" (SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE, 9/5).
RETURNING TO THE RAVINE: The Dodgers announced that Spanish-language radio play-by-play announcer Jamie Jarrin in '13 will return for a 55th season on KTNQ-AM as part of a three-year contract. The team also signed contract renewals for Spanish-language radio announcers Fernando Valenzuela and Pepe Yniguez. Additionally, Eric Collins and Steve Lyons were retained for Dodgers broadcasts on Prime Ticket and KCAL-CBS, while Charley Steiner and Rick Monday were re-signed for Dodgers broadcasts on KLAC-AM (Dodgers).
GOIN' TO CAROLINA: In Raleigh, Chip Alexander notes Chantel McCabe is joining the Hurricanes TV broadcast team on FS Carolinas "as a sideline reporter and host." McCabe "replaces Bob Harwood, who left after last season." She previously was a "general assignment reporter for WGGB-ABC 40 in Springfield, Mass." McCabe joins Hurricanes play-by-play announcer John Forslund and analyst Tripp Tracy on the telecasts (Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER, 9/1).
HI, MY NAME IS...: In Jacksonville, Ryan O'Halloran introduced himself as the new Jaguars beat writer for the FLORIDA TIMES-UNION. O'Halloran wrote, "I come to Jacksonville after covering the Washington Redskins for eight years -- one for the Newport News (Va.) Daily Press, five for the Washington Times and two for Comcast Sports Net" (JACKSONVILLE.com, 9/4).