Boys will be boys. You know I gotta do what I gotta do baby. Oh ooh oh ooh oh oh. Oh ooh oh ooh oh. Baby, boys will be boys. -Backstreet Boys
Ever since Deadspin coined the phrase “You’re with me leather“, ESPN has seen a slew of sexual-related scandals. Tony Kornheiser mused that Hannah Storm looked “like she has sausage casing wrapping around her upper body.” Bob Ryan spouted that the wife of New Jersey Nets guard Jason Kidd, who was allegedly the victim of domestic abuse, needed someone to “smack her.” Harold Reynolds allegedly gave an ”inappropriate hug” toward a PA at an Outback Steakhouse. Erik Kuselias became a little too friendly with a female ESPN employee at a Monday Night Football party and drunkenly blurted out to her, “I would like to fuck you.” Incidently, Kuselias was hired by ESPN radio after they fired Jason Jackson for…sexual harassment. And the list goes on. Like my main Nick Lowe always says, “And s o it goes and so it goes. But where it’s goin’ no one knows.” I know. It goes here. It goes to the latest incident involving play-by-play announcer Ron “Women Should Be Barefoot & Pregnant” Franklin and long suffering sideline reporter Jeannine Edwards. Apparently, at a production meeting before the Chick-fil-A Bowl, Edwards tried to join the conversation. Silly girl. When she did, Franklin said to her, “Why don’t you leave this to the boys, sweetcakes.” Here’s one marketing firm’s response to the ordeal: “Overall, this is yet another incident at ESPN where a female employee has been subjected to uncalled for and harassing behavior by a fellow male co-worker. In addition, this is also just another prime example of ESPN being the all-boys” club.” Yikes!
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