Dallas Host's Racial Remark On Twitter Creates Uproar
April 26, 2010 at 3:08 PM (PT)
Former major league pitcher MIKE BACSIK, now a weekend host and producer for CUMULUS Talk KTCK-A (SPORTSRADIO 1310 THE TICKET)/DALLAS, posted a racist remark on TWITTER during yesterday's DALLAS MAVERICKS-SAN ANTONIO SPURS playoff game, and has drawn a suspension for the comment. Several websites posted screenshots of now-deleted tweets from BACSIK, and SAN ANTONIO radio host; writer DOMINIQUE GARCIA posted a screenshot of six of BACSIK's alleged tweets at the SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS website.
The profane tweets complain about the game, the league, and NBA Commissioner DAVID STERN, culminating in the post "Congrats to all the dirty Mexicans in SAN ANTONIO."
GARCIA tells ALL ACCESS that two subsequent tweets sarcastically apologized for the previous posts (adding "I'm sorry for all my tweets. I'm now going to kill myself" and "Can I change it to congrats to all the clean upstanding citizens of S.A. U deserve the win. The refs called the game so fair"), but all of the offending posts were deleted by this morning.
This morning, BACSIK posted a tweet reading, "I'm sorry for my horribly insensitive tweet last night about the Hispanic comm. in San Antonio. I apologize and I hope u can forgive me."
A statement late MONDAY from Market Manager DAN BENNETT said, "MIKE BACSIK's comments were unacceptable and offensive, and are inconsistent with the core values of KTCK and CUMULUS. We have made the decision to suspend Mr. BACSIK with the hope that he will take this time to consider the insensitive and hurtful nature of his comments."
BACSIK is best known as the pitcher who gave up BARRY BONDS' 756th homer in 2007.