Chris Christie won't be getting that sports radio gig


Here's the statement Christie released to the newspaper...

Christie made the announcement Sunday after the New York Daily News reported that New York sports talk radio WFAN told the Republican governor he was no longer in the running to replace the station's longtime afternoon host Mike Francesa. Christie spent two days last month filling in as a co-host in Francesa's time slot - a stint the station had referred to as a tryout.

Jaime Saberito, a spokesperson for WFAN, told NJ Advance Media on Saturday that the station "has not yet made a decision regarding a new afternoon host, so we can not confirm the accuracy of the Daily News report". Christie denied the legitimacy of that report, and then said Sunday that he declined an approach by WFAN. "I made station executives aware that while I would be happy to continue to fill in for (WFAN morning show co-host) Boomer Esiason when asked and when available, that they should no longer consider me as a candidate interested in any job at WFAN when I leave the Governorship".

Management at the station which is owned by CBS Radio has informed the unpopular governor that it will seek to hire another candidate to fill Mike Francesa's shoes when the longtime host is expected to retire at the end of the year

Christie did not provide specific details about the "post-gubernatorial employment" options he has been presented with, and his spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for that information. While in office, he is prohibited from negotiating future employment.

Thanks to term limits, Christie wouldn't be able to serve a third consecutive term as New Jersey's governor even if he weren't historically unpopular.

Saberito declined further comment Sunday. Christie calls that story "completely incorrect".

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