TNT ANNOUNCER BILL WEBER IN ‘LOUD, PUBLIC CONFRONTATION’ AT HOTEL

TNT suspended play-by-play announcer Bill Weber for Sunday’s race. The Charlotte Observer reported, "According to witnesses, Weber got into a loud, public confrontation over the weekend at his hotel in Manchester, N.H. He was at the track on Friday."

While participating in the ESPN RaceCast chat from New Hampshire Motor Speedway, ESPN reporter Ed Hinton told fans, "Word around the media center is that there was some sort of issue in Bill’s hotel lobby last night. Something about adamant complaint about his room." A fan in the chat asked if Weber was crying about his hotel room. Hinton replied, "Uh, i think it was a little more than that.  ADAMANTLY complaining, is what everybody’s saying."

Sal Petruzzi, senior vice president of public relations for Turner Broadcasting, said, "Bill Weber will not be part of TNT’s NASCAR coverage of the Cup Series from New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. As this is a private issue, it’s the policy of the company not to discuss personal matters involving our employees."

Weber was replaced by Ralph Sheheen.

TNT benches Weber after confrontation (Charlotte Observer)

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