Craig Carton, the embattled sports talk radio host facing federal conspiracy charges, announced his resignation from WFAN on Wednesday evening.
Carton was arrested last week and charged with conspiracy in Manhattan federal court in an alleged multimillion-dollar ticket-resale Ponzi scheme.
Carton released the following statement on Twitter:
“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…
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