The usually-mouthy Rosenberg acted like nothing happened!
“It’s nice to be back,” Rosenberg said as the Welcome Back Kotter theme played. “I’m coming back today after six weeks of relaxation and rest.”
The 44-year-old sports nut then bragged about losing 15 pounds after running 6 to 7 miles a day at high noon during his unpaid time off.
“As for all the non-sense that was on the street, well, that was non-sense,” he added.
Plugola, which is illegal and a Federal Communications Commission violation that could cost a station its license, is when a talk show host is paid to promote a product on the air without the station’s approval or without disclosing it to the public.
“The good thing is that we caught it before he did any damage,” said an official at sports talk WQAM who asked to remain anonymous. “Sid made an agreement to plug a sport-betting website he owed money to. My understanding is that he had a $100,000-plus in losses with the site.”