Jeanne Edwards, a sideline reporter for ESPN, just got announcer Ron Franklin fired from his job for calling her a “sweet baby” and asking her, “why she didn’t leave this to the boys” at the Fiesta Bowl.
Ron Franklin probably could’ve used a better choice of words, but honestly, did Jeanne Edwards act like a baby for being offended by his comments?
Ron Franklin is 68 years old and from a different generation…a generation that probably isn’t up on the latest trends as to what kinds of comments are considered sexist and which ones aren’t.
Jeanne Edwards was understandably offended, and it was right that Ron Franklin was reprimanded, but did he really need to be fired over the incident?
Does Jeanne Edwards have a right to be upset about what Ron Franklin said? Did she act like a baby, or should she have just fluffed off his comments and moved on instead of calling so much attention to them?