Fox Sports fires Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter

Breaking: Cris Carter Is

BREAKING: FOX Sports Releases Statement On Parting Ways With Cris Carter

"Cris Carter is no longer with Fox Sports", a spokesperson for the Murdoch-owned outlet announced Thursday of the former First Things First co-host and NFL Hall of Famer.

Via John Ourand of Sports Business Journal, FOX Sports has issued a statement confirming that Carter no longer is employed by the company. Carter's exit comes about a week after he went off the air. "There is no further comment at this time".

Fox Sports spokesman Andrew Fegyveresi said various personalities will fill in with co-hosts Nick Wright and Jenna Wolfe on "First Things First" until a permanent replacement for Carter is named.

Front Office Sports reported on Monday that Carter reportedly had a "blowup" with his bosses regarding his frustration.

One high-placed source told Front Office Sports that Carter is miffed at not being included in Fox's Thursday Night Football pregame coverage this season.

It led to an alleged blow-up between Carter and his bosses at FS1, according to McCarthy. FOX also has been flying Tony Gonzalez from NY for appearances on the Thursday pregame show, even though Carter could have done it with no travel expenses.

Following his 2002 retirement from the league, the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee has been busy with broadcasting and various media appearances, including a cameo on HBO's Ballers as well as commentating spots on HBO Sports' Inside the NFL and ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown.

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