Boomer Esiason on Thursday cited The Post’s front page as he slammed the “moron” who ignored his quarantine in New Hampshire and ventured to a party that could have endangered the former Jet’s son, Gunnar, who has cystic fibrosis.
“Luckily, Gunnar stayed home that night and did not go to the party,” an irate Esiason told his co-host Gregg Giannotti on WFAN’s “Boomer and Gio.”
Gunnar Esiason, 28, a graduate student at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business in Hanover, New Hampshire, suffers from CF, a hereditary disease that affects the lungs and digestive system, making him more susceptible to the coronavirus.
His dad mentioned an article in The Post about the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center staffer who showed symptoms of the virus after returning from a trip to Italy.
He was told to stay home while awaiting test results — which came back positive Monday, but ignored the instructions and went to a party organized Friday by Gunnar’s school over the border in Vermont attended by about 175 people.
“There’s a band playing, people dancing and interacting with each other. The guy that decided to show up at the party showed up with symptoms that mimics the coronavirus symptoms,” Esiason said.
“Gunnar did not go to the party, thankfully, but on Monday and Tuesday he had two classes … people that were at that party were in that classroom with him,” he said.
“He potentially could have been exposed and had to call his doctor and we also talked to the doctors in New Hampshire,” he continued. “He is livid by this whole thing because this moron didn’t self-isolate when he should’ve. He put everybody else at risk.”
Esiason noted that “the potential for him to get something under those circumstances and all the people that we have spoken to are very, very slim. Thankfully for that,” he said, adding that his son “is now somewhere else.”
Gunnar recently got engaged and has been doing well, said the former NFL quarterback who also played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals.
“But this damn illness can be a death sentence for a kid like Gunnar,” he said.