Radio host Craig Carton defends asking 21-year-old NFL pick Zach Wilson about his ‘really hot’ mom

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A New York City radio host defended his interview with the Jets’ new quarterback, asking 21-year-old Zach Wilson about his “really hot” mom.

Craig Carton, 52, spoke to Wilson on Friday at his WFAN show – the day after Wilson was chosen second in the draft.

The Jets took over a roster from Wilson, of Draper, Utah, after the Jacksonville Jaguars began design.

Wilson was celebrated on Thursday night with his mom Lisa, a fitness instructor and cookery show host on Instagram, and she started trending.

Zach Wilson with his mother Lisa at the NFL draw in Cleveland, Ohio Thursday night

Zach Wilson with his mother Lisa at the NFL draw in Cleveland, Ohio Thursday night

Wilson was selected second in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night

Wilson was selected second in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night

Wilson, seen in 2019, played his college football at Brigham Young University in Utah

Wilson, seen in 2019, played his college football at Brigham Young University in Utah

“Your mother has become the main story,” Carton told Wilson.

And I say that respectfully because people say, ‘The star of the first round of the draft is Ms. Wilson, because she’s a very attractive woman. ‘

Lisa Wilson shares fitness routines and cooking tips with her 10,000 Instagram followers

Lisa Wilson shares fitness routines and cooking tips with her 10,000 Instagram followers

And I just wonder how uncomfortable that is for you, that you were just chosen as second overalls in the design, and the focus is, wow, his mom is really hot.

“I’m sure you’ve been handling this all your life, but now it’s set on Broadway. How difficult is that for you? ‘

Wilson, one of the six siblings, didn’t seem annoyed by the question and replied, ‘Yeah, it’s definitely not my favorite.

‘I like to keep her out of the spotlight. She is a wonderful lady and I love to support her. ‘

Carton replied, ‘I respect that. And I had to bring it up. ‘

His comments drew criticism online, with listeners getting annoyed by his ‘inappropriate’ question.

Craig Carton defended his questioning of Zach Wilson in an interview on Thursday

Craig Carton defended his questioning of Zach Wilson in an interview on Thursday

“He’s a kid,” said one listener. ‘Inappropriate. Takes some shine to its big moments. ‘

Another accused him of having “no class” and told him, “No reason to even bring it up.”

Another said, ‘Bro, I love you. But you were wrong asking that question about his mother. ‘

Carton returned to WFAN in November, after serving just over a year in federal prison for fraud after executing a Ponzi scheme to resell multi-million dollar tickets.

Carton addressed the criticism in a tweet later Friday night, defending the question.

Appreciate how sensitive you are, but be sure to listen to what I said versus what you assume I said. I asked him how uncomfortable it was that the Post was writing a story about his mom’s appearance, also the # 1 trending topic online all day long. I did not ask him about her appearance or comment on it. Big difference.’

Wilson was chosen by the Jets after graduating with a construction management major from Brigham Young University, a private university owned by the Mormons.

Zach Wilson, who has three brothers and two sisters, with his mother Lisa and father Michael

Zach Wilson, who has three brothers and two sisters, with his mother Lisa and father Michael

‘You never really know until it happens on the day of the tour, but this is what I was hoping for – this is what me and my family prayed for, is to be in this situation and play for the Jets’, Wilson said Thursday. night.

‘If you can be a key piece that really turns an organization around, I think that’s so special.

“So I’m excited, along with this new tech staff, to get in there and try our best to turn this thing over.”

Wilson, who wore the No. 1 uniform for the last five seasons of his high school and college football uniform, will turn 22 in August, when he will begin training camp at Jets.

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