Chris Christie Didn't Lose Potential Sports Radio Job, He Quit

Chris Christie

Chris Christie

But Christie said in a statement that the story is "completely incorrect".

According to USA Today, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has pulled himself out of consideration for the soon-to-be vacant afternoon shift at WFAN in NY.

The New York Daily News reported Saturday that WFAN had taken Christie out of the mix for a job vacancy that would have begun when longtime host Mike Francesa stepped down at the end of the year.

The governor, a frequent guest host on the station's "Boomer & Carton" morning show, had always been considered one of many contenders for the highly coveted chance to replace 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. According to the New York Daily News' Bob Raissman, WFAN executives have told Christie that he's not under consideration for the gig.

In his statement Sunday, Christie said he was approached by WFAN management three weeks ago "to do additional shows with other potential co-hosts".

"After considering the other options that I have been presented with for post-gubernatorial employment, I declined their request to do additional shows".

A representative for WFAN did not respond to a message seeking comment Sunday morning. He is prohibited from negotiating future employment while still in office.

Christie's is prevented by term-limit laws from running again and will leave office in January. Christie filled in for Francesa, presumably as an audition, in early July and had a notable confrontation with a caller.

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