Another good one GONE after ESPN’s Ron Franklin calls female colleague ‘Sweet Baby’

Posted by Andy Durham on January 4, 2011 at 5:10 pm under College | Read the First Comment

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I always liked Ron Franklin and his call of the college football games….Looks like Bill Rosinski(former Carolina Panthers’ radio man) will have more steady work than ever now….He has locked down all the ESPN Radio play-by-play work/calls…..Ron Franklin we will miss you man and I still remember when Ron was working with Adrian Karsten and Ron would always ask, “Adrian what do you have for us?”….Adrian was doing the sideline reporting on the college football games with Ron…

from www.yahoo.com:

ESPN announcer Ron Franklin was fired by the network on Tuesday after making made a derogatory remark to sideline reporter Jeanne Edwards in a meeting before the Fiesta Bowl. Franklin had been pulled from the game’s coverage after the incident.

It’s yet another incident at the sports network in which a female employee has been subjected to harassing behavior by a male co-worker. Popular television host Tony Kornheiser was suspended last year for comments made on-air about the wardrobe of “SportsCenter” anchor Hannah Storm, and former baseball analysts Harold Reynolds and Steve Phillips were fired for separate incidents involving demeaning behavior toward female employees. Current “Monday Night Football” announcer Mike Tirico was disciplined for harassment in 1992. And Deadspin has been zealous in its pursuit of other stories involving executives and other off-camera employees.

CLICK HERE to read all on Ron Franklin, former ESPN college football and basketball announcer……


  • Mike said,

    In all fairness, I’ve heard people called worse by old codgers.