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Chargers radio announcer suspended for on-air anti-Semitic comment

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San Diego Chargers radio announcer Hank Bauer has been suspended from broadcasting the team's final preseason game Thursday after Bauer made an anti-Semitic comment on-air, the team announced in a statement

The Chargers said the decision to suspend Bauer was made by broadcaster Clear Channel. 

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Bauer was calling Sunday's preseason game with longtime on-air partner Josh Lewin when Bauer made a joke implying Lewin is cheap because he is Jewish. 

In the team's statement, the Chargers said they "know Hank had no ill-will behind his remarks," but agreed the comments were inappropriate. 

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On Tuesday, Bauer apologized on Twitter:

- Molly Geary 

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