Boomer Esiason walks out of radio present after co-host rips caller who mocked his psychological well being

Things bought awkward within the WFAN studios Tuesday morning between its morning drive hosts, former NFL MVP Boomer Esiason and Gregg Giannotti.

Two callers phoned into “Boomer and Gio” Tuesday and made misogynistic remarks towards Giannotti, calling him “Mary” and saying he was “appearing like a woman.” At first, it began with some laughs, and it was deemed the present’s “Moment of the Day.”

A 3rd caller, Bill in Connecticut, set Giannotti over the sting, although. Bill referenced a time when Giannotti “stopped the present,” however Giannotti mentioned it was as a result of he was having a “reliable anxiousness assault,” later stating he’d been to remedy and is on two medicines. 

Boomer Esiason attends the 2022 Paramount Upfront at 666 Madison Avenue May 18, 2022, in New York City.

Boomer Esiason attends the 2022 Paramount Upfront at 666 Madison Avenue May 18, 2022, in New York City. (Arturo Holmes/WireImage)

Bill then replied that Gianotti is “comfortable” and has “simply bought to suck it up,” which led to a robust rant from Giannotti.

Over the subsequent three-plus minutes, Giannotti went off about how “individuals have killed themselves as a result of they have been informed to suck up their psychological sickness.” He additionally famous that individuals from warfare veterans to skilled athletes like Kevin Love even have anxiousness.

“Are they comfortable? Or are you a d—?” Giannotti mentioned.

Giannotti additionally made enjoyable of Bill, claiming he was “old fashioned” and saying he was as a substitute “an fool who hasn’t developed.”

Giannotti slammed his desk with a fist and admitted he needed to shut his microphone off as a result of he was going to curse once more. Esiason, whose mic was additionally off, then turned to his co-host, Jerry Recco, to ask him if he “had a learn” after which walked out of the studio.


Recco mentioned Giannotti’s tirade was “effectively executed,” however Esiason leaving clearly upset him.

“Well, he cannot deal with it both. Quite frankly, he doesn’t perceive psychological well being to save lots of his life,” Giannotti mentioned. “That’s a giant drawback. It’s a giant drawback.”

After a business break, the 2 chatted concerning the New York Giants’ quarterback scenario aspect by aspect.

The two have been radio companions within the mornings since 2018. Esiason beforehand labored with Craig Carton on the morning present for 10 years till the latter was arrested and in jail for a yr.

Boomer Esiason wearing a New York Rangers jersey on his radio show at the WFAN studio in New York.

Boomer Esiason sporting a New York Rangers jersey on his radio present on the WFAN studio in New York. (Marcus Santos/NY Daily News by way of Getty Images)

Carton now works within the afternoon drive with Evan Roberts on WFAN, and each reveals persistently rank atop the rankings in New York.

Boomer and Gio shall be again on the air at 6 a.m. Wednesday.

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