- NBC told him not to make any public appearances during suspension
- Medal of Honor Foundation announced Williams resigned from board
- Non-profit works to promote the Medal and its values, including integrity
Ron Rand, the head of the foundation, put out a very brief statement yesterday saying Williams had resigned, adding that he had been in the position since 2006.
The news comes after Williams was banned by NBC from making public appearances while serving a six-month unpaid suspension from the network for false reporting.
Williams' name has been trashed in recent weeks after it emerged he lied about being in a helicopter that came under fire while reporting on the Iraq War in 2003.
Bob Wright, a personal friend of Williams and the former chairman and CEO of NBC, said the decision was difficult, but NBC believes it was necessary in order to 'get past' the scandal that has besieged Williams.
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