It seems as if there are a lot of folks learning a very hard lesson that posting on Twitter can cause major problems.
In 140 characters or less careers can come tumbling down.
The latest to learn that lesson is sports talk radio host Scott Torgerson, who was fired by 97.1 The Fan in Columbus Ohio, the company announced via Twitter today.
Torgerson, the co-host of “The Common Man & The Torg” show was initially suspended on October 17 after he tweeted that he wished ESPN GameDay’s Desmond Howard would “get fired or die” so he could watch ESON’s GameDay again.
It should be noted that Howard holds a special spot in the minds and hearts of Ohio State fans. After growing up in Cleveland, Howard shocked fans when he decided to play for bitter rival Michigan.
And it was Howard who then did the famous Heisman Trophy pose in the end zone after scoring a TD against the Buckeyes. He later won the award.
ESPN analyst and GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit called the tweet “disgusting and very sad” and said it “crossed a line.”
Torgerson issued a public apology through Tim May of the Columbus Post-Dispatch and said that he had reached out to the Howard family to apologize personally, while hoping that friends and listeners would consider his body of work on the air in the last six years and not just his momentary “lapse of judgment.”
Torgerson is just another in a long line of reporters who have been fired or had their press credentials revoked over offensive Tweets. And you can be sure there will be more in the future.