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Just relieved for the fact that I finally get a fair trial, Elliott told reporters after Sunday’s game. I finally get a chance to prove my innocence and just happy that I’ll get to be with the guys for as long as permitted and not miss time and not having to be away from them.
Carton was released on $500,000 bond after appearing in federal court in Manhattan. He faces up to 45 years in prison if convicted.
WFAN announced Wednesday night (per the Post) it had suspended Carton indefinitely. The station also announced that former Giants quarterback Phil Simms would fill in for Carton on Thursday. Subsequent fill-in hosts will be announced as needed, the station said.
Esiason, who also serves as an analyst for CBS Sports’ The NFL Today, and Carton, a former New Jersey radio shock jock, have been on the air together at WFAN for 10 years. Early in Wednesday morning’s show, Esiason told listeners Carton had called in sick. After he was informed of his partner’s arrest, Esiason told his audience he was taken aback and surprised by it just like I’m sure everyone else is.
As the country’s first 24-hour all sports radio station, WFAN is the grandaddy of sports talk radio. ESPN recently profiled the legendary sports radio tandem of Mike Francesa and Chris Mad Dog Russo in the 30 for 30 documentary Mike and the Mad Dog.
This article has been updated with additional details, including Carton’s suspension.