A former NFL star who has been a familiar face on Fox Sports has been fired. Deadline reports that the company fired Cris Carter after three years with the division.
The report quotes a spokesperson for Fox Sports saying today: “Cris Carter is no longer with Fox Sports. There is no further comment at this time.”
Carter, who had a long run as a wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings along with stints with the Eagles and Dolphins, was a co-host of Fox’s “First Things First,” alongside Nick Wright and Jenna Wolfe. Carter has been off the air since Oct. 30.
“Former New York Giants lineman Chris Canty has been filling in Carter’s seat on ‘First Things First’ for the past week,” Deadline reports. “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.”
Dominic Patten writes in the Deadline piece: “I hear that Carter has been the subject of an internal probe at Fox Sports involving his conduct, though the exact nature of the investigation is being tightly contained.”