Giants Legend Carl Banks Quits WFAN Radio Job After Hosts ‘Disrespected Him’ And Hung Up Live On-Air

Carl Banks has quit his weekly gig at WFAN.

The former New York Giants star linebacker has reportedly quit his weekly radio gig after being “disrespected” by the show’s host according to Gary Myers of the New York Daily News.

“Banks was completely disrespected last week by hosts/fans Brandon Tierney and Sal Licata of the @BTandSal show when they hung up on him after a conversation about LB Kayvon Thibodeaux’s impact turned into a heated argument with the hosts attempting to shout him down. Banks, who was backing the second-year player, is a man of principle,” Myers reported on Wednesday evening.

“Neither the money nor the exposure was enough for Banks to continue despite WFAN trying to convince him to return. He informed station management of his decision last night. A few days after the incident, Thibodeaux’s stat line vs. Jets: 97% of the snaps, 9 tackles, 3 sacks, 3 tackles for loss, 3 QB hits, although he did have a costly offsides penalty on the Jets game tying drive at the end of regulation. Banks leaves WFAN with his dignity intact.”


Here’s the clip of the incident that led to Banks leaving the radio station:

Banks played for the Giants from 1984-92. He was a two-time Super Bowl champion and a first-team All-Pro in 1987.

The Giants are currently 2-6 on the year.