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Jeannine Edwards Ron Franklin

Jeannine Edwards Ron Franklin - Jeannine Edwards of ESPN clarified a few things concerning the incident with Ron Franklin. She told USA Today's Michael McCarthy that Franklin called her "sweet baby," not "sweetcakes," and that another employee who was present reported the incident.

Perhaps this is an entry better left to one of the big, strong male bloggers, but they're all busy drinking testosterone and talking about tires.

ESPN pulled Ron Franklin from its Fiesta Bowl broadcast because of comments made to sideline reporter Jeannine Edwards in a production meeting that also included announcers Ed Cunningham and Rod Gilmore. According to Sports by Brooks, Edwards tried to enter the conversation when the recent election of Gilmore's wife as Alameda, Calif., mayor came up and Franklin reportedly said to her, "Why don't you leave this to the boys, sweetcakes?"

Jeannine Edwards Ron Franklin

Edwards replied: "Don't call me sweetcakes, I don't like being talked to like that."

Franklin then said, "Okay then, [expletive]."

Franklin reported the incident, coordinating producer Ed Placey confirmed it and Franklin was pulled from the Fiesta Bowl broadcast.


Jeannine Edwards Ron Franklin


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