George Eads to be M.I.A. from ‘CSI’ for Part of Season

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Actor fought with writer

"CSI" star George Eads will be absent from several episodes of the show this season after an argument with a writer on the show.

“George Eads will not appear in several episodes during the first half of the season," CBS Television Studios said in a statement. "We look forward to him returning to 'CSI' very soon.”

Eads, who has played Nick Stokes on the drama since its 2000 premiere, had a non-physical fight with the writer.

CBS declined to comment on the details of the altercation.

"CSI" returns Wednesday, Sept. 25.