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Rob Morrison Quits CBS Anchor Job After Alleged Wife Choking

Thu, February 21, 2013 5:17pm EDT by Emily Longeretta Add first Comment

Just three days after being charged with choking his wife Ashley Morrison, Rob resigned from his position, reportedly fearing he would be fired.

After Rob Morrison was arrested for allegedly choking his wife of 10 years, CBS MoneyWatch anchor Ashley Morrison, he then threatened to kill her if he was released, according to police. He was banned from their home and orded to stay 100 yards away from his wife, except in the workplace. However, as of Feb. 20, he is no longer an employee at CBS.

“I have caused them, through this, embarrassment,” Morrison told the New York’s Daily News Wednesday. “They have been nothing but fantastic to me over three and a half years of work there. I put them in a tough position.”

His biography was taken down from the CBS website almost immediately after his meeting with CBS. Some reports say he also called in to work with no explanation Feb. 18.

Rob Releases A Statement

Rob released his official statement, a joint one with his wife, on his Twitter account Wednesday. However, the account is now disabled. Wednesday, the local newspaper in Darien, The Darien Times, printed this statement from Rob about his decision to leave CBS:

“My family is my first and only priority right now and I have informed CBS 2 management that I need to put all of my time and energy into making sure that I do what’s best for my wife and my son. I very much appreciate the opportunity that CBS 2 has given me and I thank them for accepting my decision.”

What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Would Rob have gotten fired if he hadn’t resigned?

— Emily Longeretta

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