ESPN Fires Ron Franklin Over On-Air Comments
January 5, 2011 at 4:37 AM (PT)
As ALL ACCESS reported MONDAY (NET NEWS 1/3), veteran ESPN RADIO play-by-play voice RON FRANKLIN was pulled from the network's radio coverage of the FIESTA BOWL because of off-air remarks aimed at sideline reporter JEANNINE EDWARDS.
Now the other shoe has dropped, as ESPN has fired the 24-year vet for calling EDWARDS "sweet baby" as well as using an expletive after EDWARDS objected.
ESPN said in a statement, "Based on what occurred last FRIDAY, we have ended our relationship with him."