Florida Host Fired For Second Time This Year Over Tweet
For the second time this year, sports talk host Dan Sileo has been fired from a station for something he tweeted. “640 Sports” WMEN Royal Palm Beach parted ways with their midday host after he offered a $1000 bounty to any University of Miami player who would injure Florida State’s Devonta Freeman.
Sileo had joined WMEN in August following his termination from 560 WQAM Miami in March. Part of the supposed cause for his dismissal at WQAM were sexist tweets directed at Fox Sports’ Erin Andrews. He had also been fired from WDAE Tampa in 2012 for calling three Tampa Bay Buccaneer players “monkeys”.
WMEN released the following statement in regard to Sileo’s employment:
As a result of Dan Sileo’s action on his personal Twitter account on November 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 sport