Buzz: Radio host offers bounty

Former Miami football player and current radio host Dan Sileo
has never shied away from controversy.

He
was suspended in 2009 after spreading false
rumors about the Tampa Bay Bucs’ ownership and left one
station in 2012 after he
used a racial slur on air.

Sileo’s
on-air meltdown after Miami’s 52-13 loss
to Kansas State last year was
epic, and most recently, he was
canned by WQAM over an anti-semitic remark
made during his show.

Now, Sileo is finding himself in more hot water after sending
out a tweet offering a bounty to any Miami player who injures FSU
running back Devonta Freeman if and when the ‘Noles and
‘Canes meet in the ACC championship game.

Here are the tweets, since deleted but
preserved by Tomahawk Nation on its Facebook
page:

A couple things: First, that’s not even Freeman who is
pictured in Sileo’s tweet. That’s defensive tackle
Timmy Jernigan throwing up the U after Florida State’s 41-14
win.

Secondly, what makes Sileo so sure Miami will be playing in the
ACC Championship Game? UM still has four league games left, and
just a one-game lead in the division. (And Sileo saw how they
looked against North Carolina and Wake Forest, right?)

In any case, Sileo took to Twitter again later Sunday to
apologize — sort of — for the messages, assuring fans
that they were just a joke while also
continuing to insult followers who dared to
disagree with him:

All that remained to be seen was whether Sileo’s current
employer, 640 Sports, also thought it was funny.

Apparently, they did not, with reports coming Monday that he’d
been fired.

Now, for some links:

• Two planes crashed in mid-air and
everyone was OK — because the planes
were full of skydivers.

• A case concerning a fan hit with a hot dog at a Royals
game has
reached the state supreme court.

• Brent Burns shaved his wild beard and raised $23K for
charity:

• Lil’ Gary Pinkel got to meet real Gary Pinkel and
some players at the Mizzou game this weekend:

• Ditto for Lil’ Kliff Kingsbury:

• Major League Baseball is threatening to
move the A’s to San Francisco next year if
they don’t get the lease deal they want.

• Floyd Mayweather and Lindsay Lohan hung out on
Halloween:

• The Nuggets mascot passed out while being lowered to the
floor from the stadium rafters:

• Randy Edsall’s wife was honored at Syracuse on Saturday,
but the Maryland coach had to
leave before kickoff to stay in compliance
with NCAA rules.

• Reggie Jackson isn’t down with
fans using his “Mr. October” nickname to
describe David Ortiz.

• Anthony Swain got “hurt” Saturday against
Arkansas:

• Well done, Bucks interns. Well done:

• Rajon Rondo honored the Red Sox when he addressed the
crowd at a Celtics game:

• The FCC is looking to
end the NFL blackout rule.

• A student
suffered a seizure after being tackled at
midfield by Kansas State’s mascot.

• A Sacred Heart wide receiver fumbled, then caused a
fumble, then recovered that fumble and returned it for a touchdown,
all on the same play:

• Jameis Winston and Jimbo Fisher’s son have a
secret handshake:

• Pat Sajak ripped the Philadelphia Flyers on Twitter:

• Juan Martin del Potro was robbed while
signing an autograph, and a rosary blessed by
the pope was among the items stolen.

• Some lunatic soccer fans
set an opponent’s stadium on fire.

• Zlatan Ibrahimovic played tennis with Novak
Djokovic:

• A-Rod was on the sidelines taking in FSU-Miami
Saturday:

• Richard Sherman has a custom jersey made out of Gushers
candy:

• The Packers have no plans to
add a cheerleading squad on the sidelines.

• An airplane mishap
resulted in quite the scare for some Arizona
State football coaches.

• When you win the World Series, I guess you earn the
right to buy a duck boat if that’s what you want to do:

• Victor Hedman scored on a ridiculous bank shot goal
against Carolina:

• The Tebow-to-Jacksonville discussion just won’t
die:

• Two former NFL players are
suing the city of Cleveland over its ‘jock
tax.’

• UNLV
lost an exhibition basketball game to Division
II Dixie State.

• Bill O’Brien
wore a Nittany Lion costume to Penn State’s
practice on Halloween.

• Here’s a guy getting a MetLife Stadium mohawk, for
some reason:


Via The Big Lead, a Marshall fan got trampled
by the football team when he fell over coming out of the
tunnel: