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    Ron Franklin suing ESPN for Wrongful firing

    Former ESPN announcer sues network over firing - Yahoo! News
    Maybe in this day and age what Ron did was wrong but in my opinion, it should not resort to firing.


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    Re: Ron Franklin suing ESPN for Wrongful firing

    the fact that it was not his first incident is going to be hard for him to get around. He'd been disciplined before. Doesn't matter if the Jeannie Edwards incident by itself was bad enough to get him fired. He already had a strike against him. He knew what his employer's expectations, and decided he didn't care. I don't feel sorry for him one bit.


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    Re: Ron Franklin suing ESPN for Wrongful firing

    I like Ron when he is calling games. However, he was unprofessional and showed zero class. In this day and age it is not tolerated, but it was always the wrong way to act. Lack of consequences doesn't justify being openly sexist and hostile to a co-worker IMO.


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    Re: Ron Franklin suing ESPN for Wrongful firing

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    the fact that it was not his first incident is going to be hard for him to get around. He'd been disciplined before. Doesn't matter if the Jeannie Edwards incident by itself was bad enough to get him fired. He already had a strike against him. He knew what his employer's expectations, and decided he didn't care. I don't feel sorry for him one bit.
    He'll probably go after them by saying, its 3 strikes and you're out, not 2!


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    Re: Ron Franklin suing ESPN for Wrongful firing

    Funny how the guy was a moron multiple times on-camera, and then he's going to sue for wrongful termination. Erm - Okay...

    Probably a calculated cash grab - seeing if he can't squeeze a little bit of cash out of ESPN by making them settle out of court.


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    Re: Ron Franklin suing ESPN for Wrongful firing

    I've worked with guys who filed lawsuits for doing much worse and they were not only awarded their jobs back, they received back pay. It all depends on the judge.

    A judge is BOTH a politician and a lawyer, but put him a $20 black robe and people think he is the pillar of honesty and virtue.


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    Re: Ron Franklin suing ESPN for Wrongful firing

    I hope he wins. They exchanged contenious words when she interrupted a private conversation before they were working the Bowl game. I would have told her to shut up to if she was repeatedly interrupting my conversation. And since it happened before they were working he shouldn't have been fired.



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    Re: Ron Franklin suing ESPN for Wrongful firing

    I enjoyed Fran Freschella and Ron Franklin doing ISU games. Sad to see him go in that I liked him doing games, but sounds like he made his own bed on this one.



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    Re: Ron Franklin suing ESPN for Wrongful firing

    Quote Originally Posted by isufbcurt View Post
    I hope he wins. They exchanged contenious words when she interrupted a private conversation before they were working the Bowl game. I would have told her to shut up to if she was repeatedly interrupting my conversation. And since it happened before they were working he shouldn't have been fired.

    Why should that matter? When has it ever mattered?


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