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ESPN fires Ron Franklin over comments to Jeannine Edwards

ESPN has fired Ron Franklin over remarks he made to Jeannine Edwards during a meeting to prepare for a bowl game last Friday. Franklin called Edwards "sweet baby," and when she raised an objection, called her an expletive. Another colleague...

By Cindy Boren  | January 4, 2011; 4:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
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Ron Franklin calls Jeannine Edwards 'sweet baby'

Updated at 10:21 p.m. 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...

By Cindy Boren  | January 3, 2011; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
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