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Longtime ESPN announcer Ron Franklin was fired on January 4th for comments he made to sideline reporter Jeannine Edwards. Now, he’s filed a lawsuit against the network for wrongful termination.
In an interview with USA Today’s Michael McCarthy, NBC “Sunday Night Football” sideline reporter Andrea Kremer says that the negative attention garnered by ESPN’s Jeanine Edwards in the past week is distressing.
Football announcer Ron Franklin won’t respond to his firing from ESPN, but told the New York Times’ Richard Sandomir that he’s gotten an outpouring of support since his dismissal.
ESPN has fired long time announcer Ron Franklin after he made crude comments to female colleague Jeanine Edwards during a production meeting last week.
Jeanine Edwards, the ESPN reporter who was the victim of some crude comments by colleague Ron Franklin, spoke with USA Today Monday afternoon to clarify some things about the “sweet cakes” incident originally reported by SportsByBrooks.
ESPN On Announcer Who Called Female Reporter “Sweetcakes:” “Respect For Colleagues Of Utmost Importance”
Regarding the Franklin-Edwards incident, ESPN said they were “not going to get into specifics, other than to say adhering to our personal conduct policies and showing respect for colleagues are of the utmost importance to our company.”
ESPN announcer Ron Franklin was pulled from Saturday’s Fiesta Bowl radio broadcast after making crude comments to sideline reporter Jeanine Edwards during a production meeting, according to SportsByBrooks.