ESPN Reporter Speaks To USA Today About Being Called “Sweet Baby”
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.
According to Edwards, she was called "sweet baby" by Franklin, not "sweet cakes," as originally reported. This is largely inconsequential, although it does give us a better idea about Franklin's preferred method for talking down to women.
One thing that Edwards clarified that matters to the actual story: she says she wasn't the one to report the incident to ESPN higher-ups. It was a colleague who overheard what Franklin said to her.
Edwards did confirm that Franklin called her an "asshole." She then asked him why he would stoop to such a level (something a lot of people are probably wondering right now). That's when Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher walked in, and the meeting started.
So, yes, adjust your sports media memes thusly: "sweet cakes" isn't the weapon of choice for chauvinistic college football announcers, it's "sweet baby."
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