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Chris Christie Pulls Out of Running For Sports Radio Gig Shortly After Report Saying He Wasn’t Being Considered

We must admit, we thought it was destined to happen. Alas, it now appears as though it won’t.

On Saturday, the New York Daily News reported that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was no longer being considered by WFAN to replace departing sports radio icon Mike Francesa at year’s end.

Hogwash, says the governor. In a statement via NorthJersey.com, Christie claimed that it was he who withdrew from consideration — not the other way around.

“After considering the other options that I have been presented with for post-gubernatorial employment, I declined their request to do additional shows. I made station executives aware that while I would be happy to continue to fill in for Boomer [Esiason on the Boomer & Carton show] 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. I made that clear to them prior to leaving for my family vacation two weeks ago.”

Consider us skeptical. The governor appeared to want the job pretty badly, for our money. But contentious exchanges like this one with callers likely sealed his fate.

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