Dan Sileo, the former Miami radio personality whose bounty tweets following Saturday's FSU-Miami game drew significant ire on social media, has been fired from his position at WMEN 640 (an NBC affiliate).
From the station's website:
“As a result of Dan Sileo's action on his personal Twitter account on Nov. 3, 2013, WMEN has terminated his independent contractor relationship with the station. The ownership, staff and management of WMEN 640 sports do not condone his actions which have no place in sports.”
Tough to argue with the station's logic.
Sileo – who has since deleted the tweets – put a $1,000 bounty on the Seminoles' Devonta Freeman following FSU's 41-14 thrashing of Miami on Saturday.
He took to Twitter (again) following his termination -- the second from a Florida radio station this year.
Check his timeline, but here's a bit of what he posted on Monday.
“Let me start by saying I am shocked over the backlash over a tweet I made concerning an FSU player over the weekend. …My family has death threats from some @fsu_football fans and I even kept my daughter home from school today. Very sad society we live in when somebody actually thinks I would want another kid hurt. Awful. But death threats are real.”
Sileo, a defensive lineman for the Hurricanes in the late 1980s, was fired earlier this year after he made anti-Semitic comments on Miami's WQAM.