Busted Anchor Has 'Serious Personal Issues,' Fox Says

Gregg Jarrett had been on leave for them already
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2014 2:48 PM CDT
Busted Anchor Has 'Serious Personal Issues,' Fox Says
This photo provided by the Hennepin County, Minn., Sheriff’s Office shows Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett.   (AP Photo/Hennepin County Sheriff's Office)

Fox News didn't offer the most ringing endorsement of weekend anchor Gregg Jarrett, who was arrested yesterday at a Minnesota airport. Jarrett "is dealing with serious personal issues at this time," the network said in a statement, according to USA Today. "A date at which Gregg might return to air has yet to be determined." Jarrett hadn't been on the air recently anyway; earlier this month, Fox told TVNewser that he had "requested time off for personal reasons."

Details about Jarrett's arrest remain scarce. Police got involved after an airport employee called a little after noon to report that the 59-year-old "appeared to be acting very intoxicated," according to a police report obtained by the Star-Tribune. Officers said he was "uncooperative, resistant, and combative" when they confronted and arrested him. (Read more Gregg Jarrett stories.)

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