Miami radio host fired for offering bounty on Florida State's Devonta Freeman
A Miami-area radio host has been fired after issuing a bounty on a Florida State player, Dave Hyde of sun-sentinel.com reports.
Dan Sileo, a former Hurricanes player in the 1980s and radio host on Miami's 640AM station, tweeted a message Sunday morning that read "in 6 weeks... I will PAY A $1000 BUCKS to ANY @hurricanesports PLAYER to TAKES THIS KID OUT #MHFREEMAN." The tweet included a picture of Seminoles defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan holding up a "U" symbol but was apparently in reference to running back Devonta Freeman.
No. 3 Florida State beat No. 7 Miami 41-14 on Saturday.
According to Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press, Miami's compliance office picked up on the tweets, and the school was "not pleased."
The radio station told Reynolds in a statement that Sileo's actions "have no place in sports," and Sileo's deal was terminated Monday.
After deleting the original tweet, Sileo tweeted that the bounty offer was simply a joke.
Sileo continued to respond to the situation Monday afternoon on Twitter.