Ron Franklin Sues ESPN For Wrongful Termination

01/19/2011 11:57 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Former ESPN announcer Ron Franklin, who was recently fired for making sexist comments to sideline reporter Jeannine Edwards before the Chick Fil-A Bowl, is suing ESPN for wrongful termination.

He confirmed the lawsuit in an interview with Game On! on Wednesday and did not comment on the details of the lawsuit.

ESPN pulled Franklin from the Fiesta Bowl broadcast after he said to Edwards, "Listen to me sweet baby, let me tell you something." After Edwards told him not to talk to her like that, Franklin responded, "OK, then listen to me a-hole."

Franklin apologized in a statement, saying he deserved to be pulled from the Fiesta Bowl.

The longtime college football and basketball announcer worked for ESPN for 25 years.

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