The verdict is in! Mike Seidel wasn't relieving himself in the snow, Brian Williams said on Monday, Nov. 3. Williams cleared the air after a video of the weather reporter caught off guard and appearing to urinate during a live segment on NBC Nightly News went viral yesterday.
"Social media owes our friend Mike Seidel an apology," Williams said Monday night on the news show, before clarifying that "Mike had lost cellphone contact with our control room so he couldn't hear through his attached earpiece that he was on the air."
Williams added that Seidel, who was seriously unprepared after Lester Holt tossed to him during Saturday evening's broadcast, "had to take off his gloves and re-dial his phone which was tethered to his ear" and "that’s when the rumors hit the web that he was perhaps writing his name in the snow."
"It was just Mike working to make it right — which is why we all love working with Mike Seidel," Allison Williams' dad added.
In case you missed it, watch the video of Seidel appearing to pee in the snow here!