Tweet Draws One-Week Suspension For Tony Bruno
August 10, 2011 at 12:19 PM (PT)
TONY BRUNO apologized for his tweet about SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS pitcher RAMON RAMIREZ last FRIDAY and quickly deleted the comment, but after the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE covered the controversy and GIANTS manager BRUCE BOCHY criticized BRUNO, the FOX SPORTS RADIO "INTO THE NIGHT" host was suspended for this week by show producer DIRECTV, according to the CHRONICLE and blogger RICH LIEBERMAN. BEN MALLER has been filling in for BRUNO this week.
BRUNO, after RAMIREZ threw at the PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES' SHANE VICTORINO and precipitated an on-field brawl last week, referred to RAMIREZ as an "illegal alien" in a tweet. He immediately deleted the comment and apologized, and posted a long commentary about the incident on his FACEBOOK page, saying, "My stupid and insensitive twitter post was up less than one minute before I realized it was caustic, it was removed immediately and I typed a quick apology on TWITTER and here. Since I was doing my live radio show, I apologized more emphatically on the air, and the podcast is available on my website ... I know who and what I am and deal with many who post racist and insensitive comments all the time and hide behind a lie of being hacked or simply not caring what people say. I don't hide behind anything I have ever said or done."
Read BRUNO's post by clicking here.