‘Anchorman’ Ron Burgundy ESPN Gig Canceled Due to Jameis Winston Coverage

by | December 4, 2013 at 10:05 PM | TV News

Will Ferrell aka Ron Burgundy (Getty Images Entertainment)


By Jethro Nededog and Todd Cunningham

ESPN has canceled a scheduled promotional appearance by Will Ferrell in character as Ron Burgundy from “Anchorman 2.”

Previously scheduled for Thursday’s “SportsCenter,” the appearance was pushed pending the disclosure of information surrounding possible charges against Jameis Winston.

The prosecutor heading the investigation of sexual assault allegations against the Florida State quarterback has set a 2 p.m. news conference to make an announcement on whether he will be charged in the Dec. 2012 incident.

Winston is a front-runner for the Heisman Trophy, awarded to the nation’s top college football player, and his team is in contention for the national championship and currently ranked No. 1.

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