COLUMBUS, Ohio — A Columbus sports talk-show host who tweeted over the weekend that he wished ESPN's Desmond Howard would get fired or die was suspended indefinitely by his station.
Dave Van Stone, president and general manager of WBNS 97.1 The Fan, confirmed Tuesday the punishment for Scott Torgerson. WBNS is an ESPN affiliate and the flagship station for Ohio State athletics.
Torgerson tweeted that he wished Howard, a former Heisman Trophy winner at Ohio State's chief rival Michigan, would get fired or die so Torgerson could again watch ESPN's College GameDay.
Torgerson called the tweet a joke and "what he does" but later deleted his Twitter account.
Kirk Herbstreit, a former Ohio State quarterback and now a college football analyst on ESPN with Howard, said the tweet was "disgusting and very sad" and "crossed a line."