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Radio dope Tony Bruno suspended for one week

Aug 9, 2011, 7:34 AM EDT

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He called Giants relief pitcher Ramon Ramirez an “illegal alien” on Twitter, quickly deleted it, then offered a clumsy Facebook apology. And for his sins, Fox Sports Radio host Tony Bruno has been suspended for one week by the parent company, DirectTV, which owns the show.

In case you haven’t been following this, here’s our coverage. Yes it’s a slap on the wrist, but this is standard operating procedure with big media companies. Bruno’s bosses will see if this blows over during the week’s suspension, and if it does, that’ll be the end of it. If it doesn’t — if minority rights groups continue to put on pressure that he be fired, for instance — then he might get canned.

At any rate, this will give Tony more time to supervise the X-Men.

Meanwhile, Shane Victorio, who was hit by a Ramirez pitch and touched off a benches-clearing brawl on Friday to start this whole thing — was suspended for three games by MLB. No Giants were suspended.

  1. cornellsteelers - Aug 9, 2011 at 7:51 AM

    Oh god. The self-righteous whining here about this story has been hilarious. This is what happens when sports bloggers venture out of their fields of supposed expertise.

  2. latrobe21 - Aug 9, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Tony is one of the funniest personalities on sports talk radio. I’ve been following him since his days at WIP in Philadelphia. I doubt he meant any ill will by his comment, but there are enough a******* out there to try and make him pay for the comment with his job. It’s time to save our land and join the K**

  3. trbowman - Aug 9, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Never even heard this guy on the radio. I only know him from Madden.

  4. dspohn55 - Aug 9, 2011 at 2:43 PM

    This clown has lived large off of the people of the Bay Area for the last several years and then offers this outrageous tweet. He’ll get a slap on the wrist, take a week paid vacation then return to his 10 hour work weeks where he makes six figures.