Zaun Apologizes

Former Sportsnet broadcaster Gregg Zaun is apologizing for ``any harm or distress'' his comments may have caused his female colleagues.

The ``absolute apology''  issued yesterday by his Toronto-based lawyer Stuart Ducoffe comes four days after he was fired for what Sportsnet called ``inappropriate behaviour and comments.''

Sportsnet says it received complaints about Zaun's behaviour from female employees.

Zaun says he has done a lot of ``soul searching'' and accepts responsibility for ``the harm caused by my language.''

Zaun's dismissal comes at a time when allegations of sexual harassment are widespread in the film industry, politics and the newsroom with prominent figures such as producer Harvey Weinstein, broadcaster Charlie Rose and ``Today'' show host Matt Lauer among those accused.

The former Toronto Blue Jays catcher began a part-time broadcasting career with Sportsnet following the 2006 season.  He initially signed a two-year deal as a MLB studio analyst with Sportsnet in 2011 and continued working with the network until his termination.