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Sports talk host fired for tweet

Updated: October 24, 2012, 5:30 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A Columbus sports talk-show host who was suspended after he tweeted he wished ESPN's Desmond Howard would get fired or die has been dismissed by his station.

WBNS 97.1 The Fan, an ESPN affiliate and the flagship station for Ohio State athletics, posted a message on Twitter on Wednesday which said, "Scott Torgerson is no longer employed by our company as of today. We appreciate his contributions and wish him well in his future endeavors."

The station's general manager ...

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