Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Miami Radio: WMEN Fires Dan Sileo Over Player Bounty

Dan Sileo
Sports talk radio host Dan Sileo has been fired by WMEN 640-AM Monday after the former Miami Hurricane tweeted over the weekend that he was placing a $1,000 bounty on Florida State defensive lineman Timmy Jernigan, according to Sun-Sentinel.

Sileo tweeted that he would pay $1,000 to any Miami player that "TAKES THIS KID OUT" while attaching a photo of Jernigan using his hands to create "The U".


Sileo deleted the tweet, and claimed that he was only joking, but WMEN terminated his contract with the station Monday.

The firing is Sileo's second this year and third in the past 20 months.

Sileo was fired from WQAM 560 AM in March after he made headlines for tweeting sexist comments at Fox Sports broadcaster Erin Andrews, among other on-air and Twitter meltdowns.    Sileo was fired from Tampa's WDAE 620 AM in March 2012 after he called three black NFL free agents "monkeys."

WMEN sent out a statement Monday afternoon:

"As a result of Dan Sileo's action on his personal twitter account on November 3, 2013, 640 WMEN has terminated his independent contractor relationship with the station.  The ownership, staff and management of WMEN-640 do not condone his actions which have no place in sports."

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