Radio Station Cuts Dan Sileo After Bounty Offer
Source: Barry Jackson, Miami Herald
WMEN-640 dropped host Dan Sileo on Monday, a day after he posted on Twitter that he was offering $1,000 to any University of Miami player who would do something to sideline FSU running back Devonta Freeman in a potential Atlantic Coast Conference championship game between the teams.
Sileo’s tweet read: “In 6 weeks… I will PAY a $1000 BUCKS TO ANY @hurricanesports PLAYER TO TAKES THIS KID OUT. #MHFreeman.” That expression is synonymous with injuring a player.
Sileo, a former UM defensive lineman, was angry because the FSU player was holding up a “U” sign. But Sileo misidentified the player whose image he linked to. It was actually FSU defensive tackle Tim Jernigan.