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  1. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/craig-carton-boomer-carton-co-host-arrested-fbi-article-1.3473530 Craig Carton, 'Boomer & Carton' co-host, arrested by FBI over alleged $5.6M ticket scam to pay his gambling debts Tweet email X BYGRAHAM RAYMANVICTORIA BEKIEMPISAMARA GRAUTSKI NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 10:56 AM WFAN morning show co-host Craig Carton was arrested early Wednesday for duping investors out of $5.6 million to cover his staggering gambling debts, authorities said. The motor-mouthed Carton turned to crime after running up millions of dollars in losses with two casinos, plus a debt of $825,000 to an unidentified individual, court papers charged. A 26-page Securities and Exchange Commission filing accused Carton of lying to his investors, going as far as to send phony documents and e-mails to his unsuspecting business partners. “Carton’s deceit did not stop with providing fake documents ... When (one investor) made its $2 million investment, Carton misappropriated the money by lying,” according to the court papers. Craig Carton changes his tune, now calls Josh Brown 'an animal' Carton, 48, was arrested by FBI agents at his Manhattan home — causing the highly-paid sports talk gabber to miss his morning show opposite former New York Jets star Boomer Esiason. "We are aware of the situation and are cooperating with authorities," CBS Radio said in a statement. FBI agents arrested sports radio host Craig Carton early Wednesday, authorities said. (DAVE KOTINSKY/GETTY IMAGES FOR DIAGEO) Carton earns a reported $250,000 a year as the sports radio station’s morning drive-time co-host. PAID CONTENT BY HILTON How This Travel Consultant Made a Proposal in Versailles Go Off Seamlessly Carton allegedly lured investors into a fraudulent ticket resale business, promising to deliver face-value tickets to concerts by stars like Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Metallica and Barbra Streisand. Raissman: Time to lower Boomer on pompous Pope! “In reality, no such agreements with the concert promoter or venue existed, and the signatures for the concert promoter or venue,” the SEC charged. At the time, Carton had “accrued millions of dollars worth of gambling-related debts to casinos and other third parties,” court papers indicated. A second lawsuit filed against Carton this past May accused him of skipping out on $114,116.13 in rent on a Soho business office leases under the name Advance — one of his bogus ticket-selling companies. The SEC filing also accused Joseph Meli, 43, of Manhattan, of conspiring with Carton in the scam. Raissman: Can WFAN keep Boomer and Cartoon? WFAN Host Boomer Esiason and his longtime co-host Craig Carton. (MARCUS SANTOS/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ) A former Tribeca neighbor of Carton told the News there was no indications of any problems with the radio show host. “He was a very nice guy around me,” said the neighbor. “He was very quiet.” The acid-tongued Carton joined Esiason on WFAN on Sept. 4, 2007 — nearly 10 years to the day of his arrest. Carton’s rise to New York radio included stops in Buffalo, Cleveland, Philadelphia and New Jersey. The New Rochelle native was nominated in 2006 as national talk show host of the year.
  2. Donnie Baseball

    Yes, the Yankees sucked but Donny Baseball was the man. Even though I enjoyed watching the Yankees win all the rings they've won, I don't have many sports memories better than watching #23 light it up in the Bronx.
  3. Sorry...can only post link right now. http://www.espn.com/blog/new-york-jets/post/_/id/72324/plenty-of-bad-performances-but-how-bout-those-rookie-safeties
  4. I remember when this guy was one of the biggest targets in FA a couple years ago and then was traded by the team that signed him (Philly) and dumped by the team that traded for him. Crazy.
  5. That's strange. I'm sure you've told me many times that everyone has a right to their own opinion. Didn't realize that didn't apply to me.
  6. And I get to do it at will.
  7. Gilchrist was solid in year one. Really didn't hear any complaints about him. Year two, he fell apart with the rest of the secondary. Now playing in Houston, PFF has him rated as the 23rd best safety (81.2) out of 109 graded safeties.
  8. You hate Mac. We know. You love Bowles. We know. They have three wins. They might finish with 3 wins. I said between 2-4 wins. It could be that some people were right about them all along. Mac has done some good things. Bowles? Not so much. I'm sure Mo was better because of Bowles. He draws the line at a year and a half of no effort before putting his foot down.
  9. Correction, Macc tried to compete with the worst roster in the league that he inherited. Too much Idzik to overcome so he tore it all down, a process that intentionally makes it one of the worst rosters in the league. I think the Ravens are glad they didn't fire Ozzie Newsome for needing a decade before picking a good QB in the draft. How long does Elway have left in Denver? He's bombed on multiple QB's too. Hindsight makes picking the right QB the easiest thing in the world. The Jets "should've drafted" a million QB's who were passed on by every team multiple times. I believe it's extremely difficult to find a good QB, but if you're putting good pieces in place while you're looking, you should keep your job. Just think...Mac may have had a playoff team on his hands in year one of Bowles didn't decide to make Steven Ridley his featured back in week 17 against the Bills. Mac can't do everything.
  10. This isn't about an entire team being inspired. It's about one guy who was taking a ton of plays off until he got called out.
  11. Perhaps I should have said they should let the GM who isn't an accountant pick the coach.
  12. We'll see after this season, but I think he's fine. He has done some very good things as a GM. Can't say the same about Bowles as a HC. Sadly, I think he's back too.
  13. A ton of that money was spent on cornerbacks because when Mac took over, their no. 1 CB was Darrin Walls. I wish I was joking about that, but I'm not. Woody wanted Revis back and Bowles wanted a guy he had the previous year in Cro. Mac missed on Skrine. I don't expect perfection from a GM. It's not an easy job.
  14. You just let Mac make the hire. It's time for a GM to pick a HC.
  15. Fitz, Revis, Cromartie, Skrine....I sure hope it costs him his job.
  16. Good point. Pats never really use Gronk unless he's playing Adams. Fasano? Dude was unstoppable with the most prolific 3 reception/25 yard performance I've ever seen. Mercedes Lewis...got tired of watching his end zone celebrations against Adams too. Njoku's grabbing Adams had shoving him away was totes on Adams, nothing to do with refs blowing a call. Teams are just letting their TE's score "at will" against Adams. It hurts.
  17. It was terrible. Not sure why Bowles has this immeasurably high level of loyalty to players who are clearly overmatched, but he does.
  18. No idea if he did or not, but what do you think motivated him after taking almost a year and a half off? I don't know the answer, but I'd be willing to bet it wasn't Todd Bowles. If it was Bowles, I guess we know now that it only takes 20 or so games before he'll get on a player for mailing it in. Good to know.
  19. I don't think there's any way his agent didn't make him aware of this well before week seven. As much as I'd love to credit the CS or teammates for "getting him going", I find it hard to believe they waited for 20+ effortless performances before speaking up. Mo napped on the field for almost a season and a half, then comes out playing with his hair on fire a few days after being ripped by a national analyst. Does that mean it definitely impacted Mo? Absolutely not...but that's one hell of a coincidence.
  20. He's untested and got dinged up, but if Xavier Coleman is healthy, may as well put him out there. Saw him as a possible replacement for Skrine next season but doing it now won't leave them any worse off.
  21. Not sure how many coaches would be terrified to pull a DB while he's having the type of game Skrine was having. Mathematically impossible for anyone to have done worse.
  22. Somehow, it seems he has impressed Bowles and Kacy while the rest of the world looks on in shock and confusion.
  23. LB DARRON LEE, 84.8 OVERALL GRADE The Jets were able to hold the Dolphins running game in check with Darron Lee leading the way. The Jets defense gave up just 2.1 yards per carry for a total of 53 yards, including an astonishing one yard before contact. Lee was shedding interior blocks all day, totaling five solo stops as well as securing a quarterback hit rushing the passer.
  24. Had high hopes for Burris when he excelled in camp as a rook. Seems he hasn’t done enough to impress Bowles and Rodgers.