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Miami Radio Host Fired For Tweeting $1,000 Bounty On Florida State Player


Former Miami Hurricane defensive lineman Dan Sileo was, until this morning, working as a radio host at 640-AM in Miami. He was reportedly fired by the station for a Twitter rant in which he offered a $1,000 bounty on a Florida State running back — yikes — which he later said was a joke.

So things are pretty crazy in Sileo’s world right now. Here’s his latest tweet:

Whoa. Good thing all of this happened after Halloween.

Sun Sentinel columnist Dave Hyde reported on Twitter that Sileo was fired. At the top of this post are his original tweets (via tomahawk Nation), which came following Miami’s 41-14 loss to Florida State on Saturday, and have since been deleted from his account. But the damage had been done, and the station was quick to react.

The photo that Sielo attached to one of the original tweets isn’t Florida State running back Devonta Freeman, by the way. Sielo got confused, and used a photo of DT Timmy Jernigan.

Now it appears that Sileo is on another Twitter rant. Most recent tweets are first:

In a Feb., 2012 interview with Bleacher Report, Sileo listed his influences as “Howard Cosell, Howard Stern and Rush Limbaugh; great broadcasters who invented their own on-air styles.”

It’s not Sileo’s first brush with unemployment, of course. He was fired from another Miami-area radio station, WQAM, earlier this year. The rant below may have been a contributing factor:

Prior to that, he was suspended by the same station for this tweet: “Love Erin Andrews either naked or in a porn. Not at a sports desk.”


  • Anonymous

    On the bright side, maybe his death threats were just jokes too?

  • Anonymous

    who keeps hiring this guy anyway?
    And as for the Erin Andrews comment –it is SO wrong; however, sports magazines who promote “swimsuit” issues (mostly minus a swimsuit) – add to this stuff…..Sadly, this man has a daughter.

  • Anonymous

    In a sense, Sileo WAS NOT HIRED in the first place; as is so often the case on fringe AM radio stations, he himself bought time on the station with the expectation that he could persuade advertisers to help cover his expenses at least and then the rest would be profit. In Boston, there’s an extreme right-wing political talk show host named Michael Graham who’s been fired from every station where he worked AS AN EMPLOYEE, and is now paying for time on the stations carrying his show just like Sileo.


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