Posted November 04, 2013

Miami radio host fired for offering bounty on Florida State’s Devonta Freeman

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Timmy Jernigan mocked Miami's signature U symbol before Florida State's 41-14 victory Saturday.

Timmy Jernigan mocked Miami’s signature U symbol before Florida State’s 41-14 win Saturday. (Cliff Welch/Icon SMI)

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.

26 comments
Adolfis
Adolfis

Just shows how low class both FSU and UM can be.

RaymondSmith
RaymondSmith

I can't stand silio, but to get fired over that? Please. Grow some balls.

CallMeTRL
CallMeTRL

How many times will this guy get fired for saying or tweeting something stupid before he's not hired again? I'm all for second chances, but this is Einstein's definition of insanity.

Blinker
Blinker

What a j@ckass....  I'm surprised he did not say "SOMEONE HACKED MY TWITTER ACCOUNT"!!!!!!!

UleNotknow
UleNotknow

"Sileo tweeted that the bounty offer was simply a joke." Liar, liar, pants on fire.

ESPNrefuge5244888
ESPNrefuge5244888

everyone knows UM players don't do bounties less than a 1500....

ESPNrefuge5244888
ESPNrefuge5244888

how dare a u peeple too threat 2 harm my daughter precious, Freeman was a test tube baby and has no mama or papa that care for hees well being........i will kill a 1000 of you four making threats....

ESPNrefuge5244888
ESPNrefuge5244888

I will pay a 1000 dollars 4 someone to teach this man english.....

cpryan
cpryan

I'll pay $1,000 to anyone who pops Timmy's bra strap. Oh wait, he's not wearing one. Cover up those man boobs son.

jimmercik
jimmercik

Notice to Christianlty:  Won't be too many days now before Mr. Sileo finds Jesus, at the suggestion of his agent and lawyer. We've become a nation of 300,000,000 very bad comedians.  Thank goodness for remaining 27 great comedians still with us in the USA.

jtrammel9829
jtrammel9829

Not surprised here.  He had a pretty sweet gig in Tampa he got fired for calling NFL free agents Monkeys.  Now he ruins this gig with another poor choice of words.  He's a bitter man at this point of his life and needs to realize that his better days are behind him in all walks of life.  Not sure how many more chances he will get on the radio with what is now a pattern of bad choices with his comments in multiple forms of media.

SteveRowFla
SteveRowFla

The funny thing is, the photo he was referring to was Timmy Jernigan, not Freeman.  I'd pay $1k to see Sileo try to enforce the vendetta himself against Jernigan.  Jernigan would beat Sileo's roided up arse like a rented mule.

ApolloOne
ApolloOne

This is long overdue. Sileo has always been a bitter, seething, hateful ball of rage.

Judge Smails
Judge Smails

"You can't put a bounty on a man's head!"

"I just did."

NoQNoSuperBowl
NoQNoSuperBowl

Sileo thinks everyone is at fault except Sileo. What a moron. Man up and take some responsibility for your stupidity.

salvaje50
salvaje50

Oh my god! He made a U sign with his hands. What a monster! The humanity! I am a FSU grad and if a UM player makes a good play and makes a chopping motion with his arm than I could care less. I am certainly not going to put a bounty on him. What an idiot. Grow up. It is just football, you moron.

DeeEllEll
DeeEllEll

Sileo said " VERY SAD society we live in..when somebody ACTUALY thinks I would want another kid hurt..AWFUL....BUT..DEATH THREATS ARE REAL"

I say "Very sad society we live in where someone jokingly or not, post a bounty to injure a college kid.  You claim the death threats are real but your bounty is not?  What ignorance.  How is someone supposed to tell the difference?  What example are you to your daughter?"

djscott65
djscott65

Dan Sileo is WHITE, you DUMB PRICK smh!