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    ESPN fires Ron Franklin

    Well, I wonder who will be calling Big 12 baskeball with Fran now?

    "ESPN has terminated Ron Franklin based on what happened with Jeannine Edwards. Email just sent to reporters with the news"

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    Re: ESPN fires Ron Franklin

    Overreaction. SIck of stuff like this. He made a small mistake.


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    Re: ESPN fires Ron Franklin

    What happened with Jeannine Edwards?



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    Re: ESPN fires Ron Franklin

    That'll teach him not to call a women sweetcakes!



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    Re: ESPN fires Ron Franklin

    Quote Originally Posted by pyrocyz View Post
    What happened with Jeannine Edwards?
    SPORTSbyBROOKS » Franklin To Female ESPNer: ‘Sweetcakes’, ‘A–hole’

    Think this supposedly being his second "offense" probably didn't help him any either.



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    Re: ESPN fires Ron Franklin

    This was his second run-in with a female co-worker.


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    Re: ESPN fires Ron Franklin

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    Overreaction. SIck of stuff like this. He made a small mistake.


    Franklin has a history of demeaning his female coworkers. He got a warning last time he did it, and he did it on the air. He deserved to get fired.



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    Re: ESPN fires Ron Franklin

    That sucks I liked Ron Franklins announcing.



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    Re: ESPN fires Ron Franklin

    Apparently, he called her "sweet-baby" which is odd. Sweetcakes I have heard before, but "sweet baby"? Then he calls her an @#$hole for standing up for herself. An innocent remark is one thing, this is mean-spirited and action had to be taken. Don't know any job where you get away with talking to someone of either sex like that without reprimand.


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    Re: ESPN fires Ron Franklin

    Well that sucks. What he said was stupid, but not much harm was done imo. He's pretty good for football, but probably my favorite basketball pbp guy. He was great with Fran, and was awesome when paired with Jon Sunvold back in the day.

    Can Ron for a behind the scenes incident, but allow asshats like Vitale to butcher every broadcast that he's a part of.....classic ESPN.



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    Re: ESPN fires Ron Franklin

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCRAZY View Post
    That sucks I liked Ron Franklins announcing.
    Yep, me too but he should know better than to say that type of stuff in this "politically correct" era.



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    Re: ESPN fires Ron Franklin

    Quote Originally Posted by BigJCy View Post
    SPORTSbyBROOKS » Franklin To Female ESPNer: ‘Sweetcakes’, ‘A–hole’

    Think this supposedly being his second "offense" probably didn't help him any either.

    Not to defend him or blame the victim, but I wonder what else she said that got him worked up. It sounds like he was responding to something other than the immediate conversation.



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    Re: ESPN fires Ron Franklin

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhiphopp View Post


    Franklin has a history of demeaning his female coworkers. He got a warning last time he did it, and he did it on the air. He deserved to get fired.
    He's 90 years old, and he called her sweetcakes. Pretty stupid reason to fire the guy. I personally think he should have been forced out earlier, not for "demeaning" women, but for being relly freakin old, and being terrible at his job.

    Maybe they used this story to can him, like they have probably been wanting to do for a while.



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    Re: ESPN fires Ron Franklin

    Unfortunate, he was a very good BBall announcer. There had to be more to it.....no way somebody gets fired, suspended yes, but not fired for something like that.



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    Re: ESPN fires Ron Franklin

    Quote Originally Posted by goldmember View Post
    Unfortunate, he was a very good BBall announcer. There had to be more to it.....no way somebody gets fired, suspended yes, but not fired for something like that.
    I really enjoyed the Ron-Fran Big 12 team, but I would have to say a 2nd infraction for making a sexist comment, followed by calling her A-H*** deserves termination.


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