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Ron Franklin Fired From ESPN After Derogatory Comments Towards Jeannine Edwards

ESPN has fired announcer Ron Franklin according to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal.

“Based on what occurred last Friday, we have ended our relationship with him,” ESPN said in a statement.

Franklin was pulled from last Friday’s Chick-fil-A Bowl broadcast after making derogatory comments towards colleague Jeannine Edwards.

In a statement yesterday, Franklin apologized for his comments. “I said some things I shouldn’t have and am sorry,” Franklin said. “I deserved to be taken off the Fiesta Bowl.”

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