WMEN-640 fired host Dan Sileo on Monday after the former Miami Hurricanes player tweeted he’d pay a $1,000 bounty to any Miami player who injured FSU’s Devonta Freeman in the ACC Championship.
Awful Announcing recapped the mess, in which Sileo pulled one of the two usual excuses for sending out something idiotic on Twitter, saying he was joking about the bounty (the other excuse? “I was hacked”). On Monday, Sileo sent a string of tweets indicating he and his family received death threats:
good for BOTH parties….My family has DEATH THREATS from some @FSU_Football FANS and I even kept my daughter home from school today
— Dan Sileo (@DanSileoShow) November 4, 2013
Trouble and stupidity seem to follow Sileo wherever he goes. In 2012, he was fired from a Tampa radio station for calling three black players “monkeys,” and was suspended/eventually fired from WQAM-560 in Miami for sending inappropriate tweets to Erin Andrews.
If we’re playing by baseball rules, this is Sileo’s third strike, and it’s hard to believe another radio station would think it’s a good idea to hire him after this latest incident.
(Hat-tip to the Sun-Sentinel’s Dieter Kurtenbach for pointing out Sileo’s two past firings)