Miami Radio Host Fired For Tweeting $1,000 Bounty On Florida State Player
Rick Chandler 03:34 pm, November 04th, 2013
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:
@DanSileoShow My family and I are in hidding..PLEASE RESPECT our PRIVACEY....I have hired a PRIVATE COP and He is ARMED..THANK U..GO CANES
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.
Statement from 640 Sports re: Sileo: "640 Sports is just as shocked and stunned as everyone else by this tweet."