Buzz: Radio host offers bounty

Former Miami football player and current radio host Dan Sileo

has never shied away from controversy.



target="_blank">was suspended in 2009 after spreading false

rumors about the Tampa Bay Bucs’ ownership and left one

station in 2012 after he


target="_blank">used a racial slur on air.


target="_blank">on-air meltdown after Miami’s 52-13 loss

to Kansas State last year was

epic, and most recently, he was


target="_blank">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


target="_blank">preserved by Tomahawk Nation on its Facebook



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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


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


target="_blank">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


target="_blank">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


target="_blank">reached the state supreme court.

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


• 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


target="_blank">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


• 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


target="_blank">leave before kickoff to stay in compliance

with NCAA rules.

• Reggie Jackson isn’t down with


target="_blank">fans using his “Mr. October” nickname to

describe David Ortiz.

• Anthony Swain got “hurt” Saturday against


• 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


target="_blank">end the NFL blackout rule.

• A student


target="_blank">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


target="_blank">signing an autograph, and a rosary blessed by

the pope was among the items stolen.

• Some lunatic soccer fans


target="_blank">set an opponent’s stadium on fire.

• Zlatan Ibrahimovic played tennis with Novak


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


• Richard Sherman has a custom jersey made out of Gushers


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• The Packers have no plans to


target="_blank">add a cheerleading squad on the sidelines.

• An airplane mishap


target="_blank">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


• Two former NFL players are


target="_blank">suing the city of Cleveland over its ‘jock




target="_blank">lost an exhibition basketball game to Division

II Dixie State.

• Bill O’Brien

target="_blank">wore a Nittany Lion costume to Penn State’s

practice on Halloween.

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

some reason:


target="_blank">Via The Big Lead, a Marshall fan got trampled

by the football team when he fell over coming out of the



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