Over the weekend, Columbus sports talk host Scott Torgerson sent this offensive tweet about ESPN's Desmond Howard, creating a firestorm in Columbus and abroad.
Torgerson, co-host of "The Common Man & The Torg" on 97.1 The Fan, the ESPN Radio affiliate in Columbus, can be coarse and outspoken. Like many sports talk shock jocks, he makes a living pushing the envelope on what is funny and what is unacceptable. Joking about Desmond Howard dying falls into the latter category. Today, Torgerson didn't appear on his afternoon radio show and co-host Mike Ricordati said he was "resting" at the top of the program - likely code for a suspension. A source close to the situation tells AA Torgerson has indeed been suspended. A request for comment from the station hasn't been answered at this time.
UPDATE: A spokesperson for 97.1 The Fan has confirmed to AA that Torgerson is "on suspension" at this time.
Clearly, Torgerson's tweet about Desmond Howard crossed the line and it caught attention nationally, even earning these replies on Twitter from Howard's wife Rebkah:no comments