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Craig Carton released from prison, could reportedly return to sports radio

Craig Carton

Former WFAN host Craig Carton is out of prison and could even have a path toward getting his old job back.

According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, Carton was released from prison Tuesday morning due to completing a series of programs in federal prison. He served just over 12 of his 42-month sentence and will finish that sentence in either home confinement or a halfway house.

Carton was convinced of running a fraudulent ticket scam that netted him nearly $5 million.

According to Marchand, Carton’s sports radio career may not be over. His former producer, Chris Oliviero, now manages Entercom’s New York stations, which includes WFAN. Marchand reports that Oliviero asked if he could hire Carton upon taking over that job and was told it would be allowed if he wanted to. There is no deal done, however, and no indication it will happen any time soon.

Carton spent 10 years at WFAN paired with Boomer Esiason to host “Boomer & Carton,” which consistently led the morning ratings.

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