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ESPN Fires Ex-Oiler Announcer

The Associated Press reported former-Oiler announcer, Ron Franklin, has been fired from ESPN today.  Franklin, who has been working with ESPN since 1987 as a college football and basketball announcer, reportedly used duragtory and offensive language to sideline reporter Jeanine Edwards at Saturday’s Fiesta Bowl.

“Listen to me, sweet baby, let me tell you something.”

The New York Times released the comment by Franklin to Edwards, who refused the comment and was then given a derogatory word from Franklin.

ESPN had a different comment for Franklin, one that says none of that here:

“Based on what occurred last Friday, we have ended our relationship with him,” Josh Krulewitz, a spokesman for ESPN, said.


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