Columbus radio host fired over Desmond Howard death remark

Sports talk radio host Scott Torgerson 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 Gameday again. Being on the flagship station for Ohio State Buckeyes sports, he was making a desperate on disgusting appeal to the worst elements in Buckeye Nation.

He has since deleted his Twitter account. What a repulsive thing to say about the former Michigan Wolverines star.

 

According to SB Nation

ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit who 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.”

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