The incident took place Friday when Edwards was in a production meeting with Espn announcers Rod Gilmore and Ed Cunningham. She was talking with Gilmore about his wife being elected mayor of Alameda, California when Franklin joined in the conversation and said in a condescending tone, "Listen to me sweet baby, let me tell you something…"
When she told Franklin not to call her like that, Franklin replied, "Ok, then listen to me a**hole."
She told Game On! in an email that contrary to earlier reports, she wasn't the one who reported Franklin's behavior to the network authorities, but an unnamed colleague.
The sports network pulled Franklin from the Jan. 1 Saturday Fiesta Bowl radio broadcast after directing a sexist remark at his colleague.
Sports by Brooks reports that Franklin and Edwards were joined in a production meeting by fellow Espn announcers Ed Cunningham and Rod Gilmore. When the subject of Gilmore's wife being elected as Alameda, CA mayor was brought up, things got ugly.
Edwards, the token female of the group, chimed in to the conversation and Franklin replied in kind with: "Why don't you leave this to the boys, sweetcakes."
Remaining calm, she responded "don't call me sweetcakes, I don't like being talked to like that."
Franklin's answer? "Okay then, a-hole." What a classy dude.
Espn execs attempted to pull Franklin from that day's Chick-fil-a Bowl show (Friday Dec. 31) but due to the last minute notice,
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