After arrest, radio host quits 'Boomer and Carton' show

New York sports radio personality Craig Carton announced on Wednesday that he has quit his show on WFAN following his arrest on fraud charges.

Carton co-hosted 'Boomer and Carton' with former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason. 

He announced Wednesday he had submitted his resignation and it was accepted.

Federal authorities charged Carton with fraud last week, saying he used a Ponzi scheme to fool investors into giving him millions of dollars to pay off gambling debts to casinos and elsewhere.

On Tuesday he had vowed to fight the charges, saying his fans would see he was not guilty and he'd be back 'stronger than ever.'

New York sports radio personality Craig Carton announced on Wednesday that he has quit his show on WFAN following his arrest on fraud charges. Carton is seen above leaving Manhattan Federal Court last Wednesday after his arraignment

New York sports radio personality Craig Carton announced on Wednesday that he has quit his show on WFAN following his arrest on fraud charges. Carton is seen above leaving Manhattan Federal Court last Wednesday after his arraignment

Federal authorities charged Carton with fraud last week, saying he used a Ponzi scheme to fool investors into giving him millions of dollars to pay off gambling debts to casinos and elsewhere

Federal authorities charged Carton with fraud last week, saying he used a Ponzi scheme to fool investors into giving him millions of dollars to pay off gambling debts to casinos and elsewhere

Federal authorities charged Carton with fraud last week, saying he used a Ponzi scheme to fool investors into giving him millions of dollars to pay off gambling debts to casinos and elsewhere

On Wednesday he said the 'unfounded legal issues' would be a distraction to everyone at WFAN and the show he helped build.

'For 10 years I've had the great privilege of showing up to work every day at my dream job,' Carton said in a statement. 

'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.' 

CBS owns WFAN and says it's cooperating with authorities. 

It says it's searching for Carton's replacement.

On Tuesday he had vowed to fight the charges, saying his fans would see he was not guilty and he'd be back 'stronger than ever'

On Tuesday he had vowed to fight the charges, saying his fans would see he was not guilty and he'd be back 'stronger than ever'

Carton was downcast as he appeared at court in Manhattan last week to face fraud charges that could land him in federal prison for up to 45 years.

The 48-year-old was arrested at his Tribeca home early last Wednesday morning for his

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