Esserman’s sick leave comes after he completed a 15-day paid leave of absence. It’s unclear how many sick days Esserman will use and if he will return to the job.
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On Tuesday, News 8 caught up with New Haven Mayor Toni Harp and asked her about it.
“I’ll be in discussions, and we’ll see,” Harp said. “I’ll be able to say more then. It’s up to him.” When asked that it was up to him and not her, the Mayor replied, “Yes”.
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Esserman’s absence comes after a string of controversies. Most recently, Esserman caused a scene at Archie Moore’s Restaurant in New Haven; after he says he got bad service.