Former Jets QB and current WFAN host Boomer Esiason opened up about his former co-host Craig Carton's fraud conviction on Thursday morning.
"This is a cautionary tale of how your life can spiral out of control and affect so many around you, including your own family, the people that you work with and the people that you try to do business with on the outside," Esiason said. "Last night there was a moment that where I said, 'I can't believe it's finally come to an end.' He's destroyed a lot of people in his wake, and that's what a gambling addiction can do to you."
Carton, 49, was found guilty on Wednesday on three charges -- securities fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud -- for his role in a Ponzi scheme.
Formerly the co-host of "Boomer and Carton," he faces as many as 45 years in prison on the three charges. He will be sentenced on Feb. 27.
"All of us are saddened by the news and we had all held out hope that Craig would somehow find his way out of what he got himself into," Esiason said. "There are victims in this case. I don't want to take away in any way, shape or form what they've had to deal with the last 14 months. There were people that were asked to go on the stand.
"Yesterday was the lowest of lows for all of us that have been involved with this," he added, "and we can only pray and hope that he and his family find solace in the fact that now it's come to at least somewhat of an end. … It's a sad day but there will be brighter days somewhere along the line."