Crawford, a paid contributor for the network, said that he informed MSNBC president Phil Griffin that he found appearing on the network "unrewarding."
"Phil, Just wanted to give you the heads up that my situation with MSNBC has become so unrewarding for me that I've decided to move on. -- Craig," was the text of the email Crawford said he sent Griffin three months before his contract expired.
In the comments section of his post, Crawford elaborated:
i simply could not any longer endure being a cartoon player for lefty games, just gotta move on to higher ground even if there's no oxygen
i have never and never will forgive Chris for calling me a racist after the West Virginia primary (the last time I will ever go on air with him). Probably should have resigned then and there, but better late than never.
Crawford claims he is appearing on Fox News' "Fox & Friends" on Monday.*
In an e-mail to Mediaite, Crawford said that "trying to be fair became seen as bias in the new thinking over there."
*UPDATE: Crawford is not appearing on "Fox & Friends" Monday and removed that claim from his website.