Jeanne Edwards gets Ron Franklin fired from ESPN

Posted by puguh on Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Jeanne Edwards gets Ron Franklin fired from ESPN. Related searches jeannine edwards, jeannine edwards espn, jeanine edwards, ron franklin, jeannine edwards photos, jeannine edwards espn, ron franklin, jeanne edwards espn, jeannine edwards, ron franklin espn. Ron Franklin has been dismissed from ESPN on Tuesday after remarks made at a production meeting prior to the Chick-fil-A Bowl. The remarks, deemed highly inappropriate, sidelines the ESPN commentator who was worked there since 1987.

Accord to Sportsby Brooks, the verbal exchange of the sportscasters were definitely a point of contention that was reported by a third party in addition to Edwards:

When she did, Franklin said to her, “Why don’t you leave this to the boys, sweetcakes.”Edwards responded to Franklin by saying, “don’t call me sweetcakes, I don’t like being talked to like that.”Franklin then said, “okay then, a–hole.”

“Based on what occurred last Friday, we have ended our relationship with him,” Josh Krulewitz, a spokesman for ESPN, told the New York Times on Tuesday.

Alleging that someone would talk this way in the workplace has serious issues, but for ESPN to move so swiftly implies there might have been more to this. Ron Franklin supposedly was working college hoops later this year. At this point, the chair is vacant as he won’t be returning to the airwaves.

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