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Rob Morrison, the WCBS-TV New York news anchor who was arrested on Sunday for allegedly choking his wife, has resigned from his job following a meeting with executives.
As we previously reported, Morrison was arrested Sunday after his mother-in-law called police on Sunday from his Connecticut home, claiming that he was threatening his wife, CBS MoneyWatch anchor Ashley Morrison. The arresting officers said that Morrison continued to make threats, even as they put him in cuffs.
Morrison and his wife later issued a joint statement that read, “Rob and Ashley Morrison are cooperating fully with the authorities to insure that all of the information necessary to properly evaluate this unfortunate incident is made available.”
According to The New York Daily News, Morrison met with his bosses at the CBS affiliate following the negative publicity. Ultimately, he decided to resign.
“My family is my first and only priority right now and I have informed CBS 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,” he said in a statement to the Daily News. “I very much appreciate the opportunity that CBS has given me and I thank them for accepting my decision.”
A source for the Daily News claimed that Morrison “misled station management and has made a horrible situation even worse.” There are also allegations that he cheated on his wife, which lead to him leaving NBC.
“Don’t piss off your mother-in-law is the moral of the story,” Morrison told the Daily News, claiming that he didn’t threaten to kill his wife as reported.