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Radio station fires ex-‘Canes host who tweeted $1K bounty on FSU player

Dan Sileo

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:

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)

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15 Responses to “Radio station fires ex-‘Canes host who tweeted $1K bounty on FSU player”
  1. jason1214 says: Nov 4, 2013 2:41 PM

    Idiot…………he should be fired

  2. shackdelrio says: Nov 4, 2013 2:45 PM

    Sileo is an idiot and a wannabe shock jock. Maybe he is finally off the air for good, but I doubt it.

  3. tuckfexas says: Nov 4, 2013 2:55 PM

    Typical Cocanes dumbazz.

  4. palmbeachbuckeye says: Nov 4, 2013 3:11 PM

    Bounties??? Trash talking?? Ignorant comments?? Sounds like every other Canes fan here in South Florida. “Da U” is a low-class organization from top to bottom. Its fans are as fair-weather as they come and unintelligent about football. Now that they tanked vs FSU, the games will be half-empty. The List of Criminal Canes representing Miami speaks for itself: Nevin Shapiro, Warren Sapp, Michael Irvin, , Willie Williams (Just to name a few). The football program was nearly erradicated after a Pell Grant scandal in the 80’s and has a long tradition of cheating and paying players. GO CANES!!

  5. thefiesty1 says: Nov 4, 2013 5:25 PM

    Shock Jock! Good way to trash a career.

  6. noleitup says: Nov 4, 2013 6:12 PM

    What a dummy. Im a nole fan I bet even the miami players are giving this guy the sideways dog face.

  7. scbaby2013 says: Nov 5, 2013 12:07 AM

    Thug U is alive and well. Shoulda sanctioned them NCAA.

  8. grudenthediva says: Nov 5, 2013 1:56 AM

    Idiots like this always follow one of two paths. They either a.) whine about the “PC police” (translation: they think they should get away with saying whatever the hell they please, regardless of consequences) or b.) pull the “death threat” card to deflect the blame.

    Sileo is barely even a Cane. He washed out of Maryland and thinks he’s a HOFer.

  9. 35longmiles says: Nov 5, 2013 5:37 AM

    Nice selfie.
    Needs bigger earring.

  10. bigbluekat says: Nov 5, 2013 9:25 AM

    Slimeball Rush Limbaugh was fired seven times by various radio stations and the KC Royals, and look where he is. Granted, Sileo does not have a functioning brain, or much common sense, but, hey, it’s just radio, folks. Ronald Reagan was a major star on radio, so you never know. Sileo for Prsident, anyone?

  11. mistermr2000 says: Nov 5, 2013 10:04 AM

    Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving guy!

  12. dcroz says: Nov 5, 2013 1:30 PM

    palmbeachbuckeye: Apparently you haven’t watched any Miami games this year. A half-full stadium would actually be a major attendance improvement for the ‘Canes.

  13. vincentbojackson says: Nov 5, 2013 3:51 PM

    Maybe he and Richie Incognito could hook up and get a place together.

  14. Anoesis says: Nov 5, 2013 6:23 PM

    “(I)t’s hard to believe another radio station would think it’s a good idea to hire him after this latest incident.”

    In that vein it would be hard to believe a radio station hired him after the first two “incidents.” But this is business we’re talking about. It’s all about making money. If Charles Manson wasn’t in prison and a station thought he could bring in an audience they’d hire him, too.

  15. realfootballfan says: Nov 7, 2013 10:40 PM

    Gees Dan, that’s twice in a year after WQAM fired him earlier in the year.

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