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Fired Comcast SportsNet reporter apologizes for videos

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Fired Comcast SportsNet Chicago reporter/anchor Susannah Collins says she understands why people were offended by the off color videos that went viral after her on air flub last week.

The Downers Grove native released a statement on her website and Facebook Tuesday morning apologizing for the videos, saying they do not reflect her views.

"The intention of that show was to present a satirical, tongue-in-cheek approach to sports but, unfortunately, some of the material it contained was off-color and offensive," she said in the statement.

CSN fired Collins on Friday, two days after she said "tremendous amount of sex during the regular season," when she meant to say "tremendous amount of success," during a Blackhawks report. The network says the firing wasn't related to the on-air flub.

Collins went on to thank the city of Chicago for allowing her the opportunity to cover her hometown teams.

"The outpouring of support I have received is overwhelming and it will remain in my heart, as will Chicago," she said. "Always."

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