Parting won't be sweet sorrow for the ESPN news anchor who was dropped today after insulting a female colleague.
ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz told USA TODAY's Game On! blog today that Ron Franklin is out after a 25-year career because of his actions toward fellow announcer Jeannine Edwards (right) last week during bowl game preparations.
"Based on what occurred last Friday, we have ended our relationship with him," Krulewitz said.
"I said some things I shouldn't have and am sorry," Franklin said in a statement. "I deserved to be taken off the Fiesta Bowl."
Franklin first joined ESPN in 1987.