Radio Host Suspended for "Dirty Mexicans" Tweet

Host issues apology following suspension

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    Mike Bacsik, pitching for the Washington Nationals in 2007.

    Former MLB player and current Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket producer and talk show host Mike Bacsik is the latest "celebrity" to learn that you just can't say anything you want on social networking sites.

    After the Mavericks lost to the San Antonio Spurs Sunday night, Bacsik, apparently frustrated, tweeted "Congrats to all the dirty mexicans in San Antonio." 

    Naturally, Bacsik's comment sparked outrage.  Dominique Garcia, an on-air jock in San Antonio, caught wind of Bacsik's congratulatory message and called for his ouster in an article published on MYSA.com.

    "Mr. Bacsik was very much out of line with his tweet and I call for everyone reading this to take action and contact Cumulus Media to remove Mr. Bacsik from their radio station immediately," Garcia wrote.

    The Ticket didn't fire Bacsik, but they did suspend him for an undisclosed amount of time.

    "Mike Bacsik's comments were unacceptable and offensive, and are inconsistent with the core values of KTCK and Cumulus.  We have made the decision to suspend Mr. Bacsik with the hope that he will take this time to consider the insensitive and hurtful nature of his comments," said Dan Bennett, Cumulus Radio vice president and market manager.

    The "dirty mexicans" tweet wasn't Bacsik's only missive Sunday night.  Bacsik also tweeted about NBA Commissioner David Stern and Mavs player Eduardo Najera in quick, 140-character bursts.  (See a screen grab here.)

    All of Bacsik's tweets from Sunday have been removed from his Twitter page and replaced with the following apology: "I'm sorry for my horribly insensitive tweet last night about the Hispanic comm. in San Antonio. I apologize and I hope u can forgive me."