BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) _ Serious news has bumped fictional anchorman Ron Burgundy
off “SportsCenter.”

Actor Will Ferrell was scheduled to reprise his role on a Thursday evening
edition of the highlights show on ESPN. The network announced Wednesday night
that the appearance had been scrapped because of the “potential implications”
of the news conference scheduled Thursday afternoon about the investigation into
sexual assault allegations against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston.

ESPN says Ferrell’s guest spot hasn’t been rescheduled. His character has been
on a media blitz to promote “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” which
included covering Canada’s Olympic curling trials and hosting a local newscast
in North Dakota.

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