(UPDATE:Eric Deggans with the Times reports that Dan Sileo has now been fired).
620 WDAE, "The sports animal," was forced to issue an apology this morning after talk show host Dan Sileo made a racially charged remark on Monday morning's program.
When talking about three possible NFL free agents that the Tampa Bay Bucs might desire to sign — New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson and defensive back Cortland Finnegan with the Tennessee Titans, all of whom happen to be black — Sileo referred to them as "monkeys."
This morning a press release was issued by 620:
"WDAE would like to apologize for Dan Sileo's ill-chosen on-air remarks earlier this week. He absolutely meant no disrespect to the players and he is sincerely embarrassed and upset that his off-the-cuff remarks might be taken as hateful, disrespectful, or in any way racist. Dan and the station regret any offense to the players; to the Bucs organization; and to the people of the Tampa Bay community."