The prominent New York sports radio host has resigned from his show.
Craig Carton is no longer a part of WFAN.
The prominent host of Boomer & Carton on New York’s No. 1 sports station announced this evening that he has resigned.
Carton, 48, was arrested a week ago on charges of running a $5.8 million Ponzi scheme. The sports radio host allegedly has serious gambling debts and started a fake-ticket scheme to pay his debts.
“For 10 years I’ve had the great privilege of showing up to work every day at my dream job. I have nothing but love and respect for my co-host, the show and the entire CBS Radio family and I’ve always tried to represent them in the best possible light.
Unfortunately, the unfounded legal issues currently plaguing me will only be a distraction to everyone at WFAN and the show I helped build. With that in mind, I have submitted my resignation to the station and they accepted. I am sad to see this chapter of my life close but know that it will allow me to focus on my family, my well-being and clearing my name, while giving the show the best opportunity to succeed without further disruption.
I’ve always felt a personal connection to our listeners and want to thank them for making me a part of their daily routine. I hope they can respect the fact that as much as I want to talk about the allegations against me I can’t at this time. There will come a time when I will be able to speak directly about the case and I hope our listeners will be there.
From the bottom of my heart, I’d like to thank my family, friends, listeners and especially the executives at WFAN and CBS Radio for their continued understanding and for giving me the most amazing platform to do what I love to do the most, besides being with my family.”
Boomer Esiason said in a statement that the show will continue moving forward.
“Maybe our point guard’s not here, but we’re going to continue to do it and I’m going to bring my friends in here til we find a permanent replacement, if in fact that’s where this is going to take us. But I just want people to know out there, that I love my partner for 10 years. I still love my partner. I love his family, I love his kids. And I am praying every single day that he lands on his feet, that they land on their feet. And there’s nothing worse than having a family go through what they have to go through now,” he said.