Twitter Rape Joke Costs NHL Vet TV Job

Dustin Penner AP

Dustin Penner joined Anthony Weiner, Justine Sacco, and untold others in discovering how to lose a job in 140 characters or less.

The NHL journeyman parted ways with Canada’s TSN after sharing a joke about rape on Twitter. The former Ducks, Oilers, Kings, and Caps left winger looked to provide TSN’s viewers with trade-deadline coverage.

Here’s what he wrote on Twitter:

The 32-year-old describes himself at his Twitter account as a “[p]rofessional lightning rod” and “comedic enthusiast.”