Disgraced Alcoholic CBS Newsman Resigns Job, Goes and Gets Drunk

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 at 7:25 am

If this tool wanted to maintain a low profile after being arrested for choking his wife, knocking down pints at Buffalo Wild Wings probably isn’t the best idea.

Veteran anchorman Rob Morrison resigned in shame from CBS yesterday over his drunken, wife-choking arrest — and then bellied up to a Connecticut bar to drown out his sorrows.

“I just lost my job today,” Morrison sighed to The Post inside a Buffalo Wild Wings saloon in Stamford, as he searched for answers at the bottom of a Bud Light pint. “I could not go on the air again,” lamented Morrison, 44, who was bending his elbow with a very shaky hand.

The disgraced “News at Noon” host downed at least three beers at the chain restaurant during happy hour. When asked if he is depressed — as wife Ashley told cops — Morrison said, “I see a psychiatrist once a week,” and added that he suffers from anxiety.

He left after 90 minutes with a takeout order of hot wings — and said he doubts he’ll ever be able to work in New York journalism again.

Buffalo Wild Wings has become Morrison’s favorite haunt since he posted $100,000 bail following Sunday’s arrest.

At the time, he agreed to “not use or possess an intoxicant or controlled substances,” court records show. His lawyer, Robert Skovgaard, claimed last night that the order was nullified by a judge’s bail order on Tuesday.

But staffers and customers at the restaurant said they saw Morrison on Sunday and Monday slugging back Jameson Irish Whiskey and Bud Light before the bail terms changed.

He was staying at a hotel across the street — since he’s barred from the million-dollar home he shares with Ashley.

As he sat with The Post yesterday, the handsome, longtime local newsman blamed Ashley, a “CBS Money” anchor, for allegedly striking the first blow during an argument early Sunday morning after they watched “Mystic Pizza.”

Maybe we need a ban on “Mystic Pizza,” lest anyone else gets beaten up. The arrest followed at least seven occasions when his wife called police after he abused her.

All of the other calls, including one that lead to a Morrison assault arrest, were made by Ashley. And most of those incidents involved drinking by Morrison, cops said.

“He was an ‘alky.’ He was a drunk. That’s probably his biggest problem,” said a staffer at the Morrisons’ former apartment building on the Upper West Side.

“The only odd thing about them was that she kept calling the cops all the time, and he kept coming back,” that staffer said.

Ashley, while talking to Darien cops, told them her “husband is on medication for depression, has attended AA [Alcoholics Anonymous] meetings, yet was consuming vodka earlier in the evening and became belligerent toward her.”

If his lawyer has any clue at all he gets this boob into rehab. More on his years of abuse here.


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12 Responses to “Disgraced Alcoholic CBS Newsman Resigns Job, Goes and Gets Drunk”

  1. Dang on 21/21/13 at 9:34 am

    This boozy tale of wife choking debauchery was brought to you by Buffalo Wild Wings.

    “In the mood for take out? Take it out on your wife!” -Buffalo Wild Wings “Now that’s wild!”

  2. AlJazeera on 21/21/13 at 10:43 am

    We like Rob’s style with women. He would be welcome on our new network we bought from AlGore.


  3. Burn the Witch on 21/21/13 at 10:44 am

    Looks like he’s sorry he’ll never be a journalist in NY again, but not sorry about choking his wife.

    Nothing like a lib journo’s priorities.

  4. MLCross on 21/21/13 at 11:07 am

    It really is true, isn’t it? No matter how bad things get, a plate of hot wings always seems to make it just a little better.

  5. STW on 21/21/13 at 11:26 am

    Is the fact that this happened in New York the reason this isn’t a “dog bites man” type of story? Of modest interest in the neighborhood where it happened but of less then passing interest among those of us who will never face that dog.

  6. Blue Hen on 21/21/13 at 12:46 pm

    a plate of hot wings always seems to make it just a little better.

    That right there was funny.

  7. Chester White on 22/22/13 at 2:12 pm

    The most disgraceful thing is that he was drinking Bud Light. I am disgusted.