Cris Carter Let Go From FOX Sports Amid Rumors Of Building Tension

Tanya Simon
November 8, 2019

The Big Lead reports that Carter "cleaned out his desk at Fox Sports under supervision of security", adding detail to sports media reporter John Ourand's reporting from earlier Thursday that included only a short statement from Fox confirming Carter's departure.

The Hall of Fame wide receiver joined FOX in late 2016 and began his morning show, First Things First with Nick Wright, in September 2017. Carter's exit comes about a week after he went off the air.

After three years at Fox Sports, Cris Carter has been pink-slipped. "There is no further comment at this time", it read.

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Front Office Sports reported on Monday that Carter reportedly had a "blowup" with his bosses regarding his frustration. Whether that becomes a permanent replacement or not, the timing of when a new First Things First co-host will be made public still is being worked out, sources say. Based on the report, it seems like this all stems from a beef Carter had with the higher-ups as they weren't placing him on the Thursday night football pre-game broadcasts. Michael McCarthy of Front Office Sports reported that Carter was upset with his omission from the FOX Sports Thursday night pregame show, which like First Things First originates in Manhattan.

Fox Sports statement: "Cris Carter is no longer with Fox Sports". A few years ago, Carter lost his gig with ESPN after telling a group of National Football League rookies that they should have a "fall guy" if they get into trouble.

It's unclear what this means for FOX's First Things First moving forward.

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